23
Dec
09

Our Best Kept Secret

We hear a lot about Catholic Social Teaching, but I think there is often a bit of ambiguity as to what is really being discussed.  Once again, we join Fr. Steve Spahn, SJ of Provoke Radio to learn more about Cathoic Social Teaching.  In this 30 minute interview, he is joined by:  Fr. David Hollenbach, SJ, director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College; Fr. John Donahue, SJ, formerly of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and the Raymond Brown Distinguised Professor of New Testament Studies at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore; and Mrs. Marie Dennis; Director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and V.P. of Pax Christi International.

Together, this panel speaks to the key “kernals” of the teaching:  that there are no easy answers.  Their insights provide us with an analysis of social structures and speak to the prophetic deminsion of Catholic Social Teaching.  In this interview, they also discuss the issue of “existential insecurity”, which speaks to the relationship between our physical needs and our need for God.  Lastly, Fr. Spahn makes a unique link between the Social Teachings and inter-religious dialogue, specifically with Islam.

So grab a pad and paper, because there a sure to be a few thoughts you want to write down with this one, and listen in.

DOWNLOAD:  Our Best Kept Secret (30 minutes)

CREDITS:  Credits:  “Catholic Social Teaching:  Our Best Kept Secret”  Interview:  Provoke Radio.  September 17, 2006.

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