Catholic Social Teaching as Enacted by Six Ugandan Leaders

In For God and My Country: Catholic Leadership in Modern Uganda, J. J. Carney gives us a glimpse of what Catholic social teaching looks like, not just in ideas but when it is incarnated. Carney, a theology professor at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., presents six case studies of Ugandan leaders who have enacted the ideals of Catholic social teaching, and in doing so sheds light on a question the church has wrestled with for centuries: How, after the sputtering end of the confessional state, ought our church be involved in politics? Where should the modern church end and the modern state begin?

Source: America Magazine

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