Item description for Companion to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church by Padraig Corkery...
This book gives a complete and up-to-date overview of the social teachings of the Catholic Church in a contemporary context. For anyone searching for solutions to many of the social and ethical problems facing the modern world: economics; politics; globalization; and the fight against terrorism.
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Useful for catechesis Apr 23, 2010
I teach the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church in a formation program for permanent deacons. It is NOT an easy read. One of the men asked about a "Compendium for Dummies," and I was very surprised to find this book, designed for use in parish religious instruction in the Republic of Ireland. It simplifies and explains some difficult parts of the Compendium, particularly Part I, and it offers a quick overview of the material in Part II. I am going to recommend this book as a supplement for my students who are baffled by the sometimes-ponderous Compendium, and--despite its Irish focus--I think it would be useful as an introduction to Catholic social teaching in adult education classes in the US as well.
A must for every Catholic Nov 19, 2008
This book is a must for anyone desiring to understand the Catholic Chuirch's position on social issues. It provides explanations on a variety of important issues.