Catholic Social Thought and Consumerism

| | October 16, 2017

From the beginning of the modern Catholic social thought in 1891, popes have cautioned that growing consumerism has been a threat to Human Dignity, Solidarity, the Option for the Poor, the Common Good, and, more recently, Care for Creation. This resource traces the development of the Church’s concern about a consumer society that emphasizes “having rather than being.”


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