By Anthony Esolen
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Softcover, 2014, 193 pages
Many claim that Catholic social teaching implies the existence of a vast welfare state. In these pages, Anthony Esolen pulls back the curtain on these false philosophers, showing how they’ve undermined the authentic social teachings of the Church in order to neutralize the biggest threat to their plans for secularization – the Catholic Church.
With the voluminous writings of Pope Leo XIII as his guide, Esolen explains that Catholic social teaching isn’t focused exclusively on serving the poor. Indeed, it offers us a rich treasure of insights about the nature of man, his eternal destiny, the sanctity of marriage, and the important role of the family in building a coherent and harmonious society.