Category: Goldie

Inculturation Re-visited

Inculturation Re-visited

Rome Losing Interest? Unlike the late Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict seldom speaks about inculturation. But the fact that he has set up a new Congregation for New Evangelization, with a special Synod...

Property- Who does it belong to?

Property- Who does it belong to?

A Brief Survey of the Church’s Social Teachings on Property Ownership, as evident from the Encyclicals since 1891. (Fr Pierre Goldie, June, 2011) The Church supports the principle of private ownership, firmly rejects any...

Mission to all six continents

Mission to all six continents

Having focussed largely on Christian mission “to the ends of the earth”, the West is now turning inwards, to its own culture, to revive its flagging faith. Already in 1943, a book suggested that...

Why a weak Rand can hurt the weak

Why a weak Rand can hurt the weak

Many-handed Economists Economists are wont to say “on the one hand this… on the other hand that…”. What they are trying to is to hold different variables in tension with each other, as economics...

Executive Salaries

Executive Salaries

The Boss earns 200 times the amount earned by the office cleaner….why? There has been much attention given to the size of executive salaries, and how many times these salaries exceed the lowest staff...

THE END OF CAPITALISM?

THE END OF CAPITALISM?

What the Church has to say about Centrally planned Economies, Regulation and the Principle of Subsidiarity in Catholic Social Teaching Protesters At a recent meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO), there were the...