There was a nice article in the St. Cloud Times yesterday featuring me and the new book — though I warn you, the opening lines are dreadfully and embarrassingly overstated. (I feel like I owe an apology to the many wonderful people who really do embrace the poor in important and beautiful ways by the way they live!)
A snippet (not from the opening, so as not to induce any eye-rolling):
“One reason Catholic social teaching is interesting is because so many people today insist on being die-hard ‘conservative’ or die-hard ‘liberal.’ And if that’s what you’re into, Catholic social teaching is going to be frustrating, because it’s neither and it’s both,” he said.
“It’s anti-abortion and pro-environment. It’s about the value of family life and fighting unjust structures. It’s human rights and income redistribution. There’s no box it fits into.”
My thanks to the folks at the Times, who were a treat to work with.