With the help of fourteen saints, Vogt seeks to reclaim Catholic social teaching and rediscover it through the lives of those who best lived it out.
"Catholic social teaching can often be abstract and ethereal. But the saints give it bones. They show these teachings authentically lived, providing example for us those hoping to live it today."
"A much-needed, well-written, and always-inspiring book ... Brandon Vogt reminds us that "social justice" is not a dirty word." —Read what James Martin and others are saying about this new book!
When Catholic social teaching encourages an "option for the poor and vulnerable", the word "option" does not mean "choice", as though Catholics can choose whether to serve the poor.
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Brandon has skillfully described the Church’s embrace of social issues, showing how charity partners naturally with piety.
A well-written and inspiring book; and one that should help us understand that “social justice” and “solidarity” mean “living as a Christian” no matter what your condition in life.
Brandon Vogt invites us to consider our potential saintliness. I believe that God calls each one of us every moment of the day within the normal circumstances of our lives.
As someone from outside the Catholic tradition, I welcomed the introduction to many faithful servants over centuries, including the 20th, who acted sometimes quietly and hidden, in locations from highly urban to very wild.
Saints and Social Justice is well-researched, well-written, inspiring and enjoyable to read.