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The following extract from the CORI Justice ‘Policy Briefing’ published in advance of the Government’s second Budget for 2009 has been published in the May/June 2009 edition of ‘Spirituality’.

October 16, 2006 - Article in Irish Times on the issue of measuring progress

The Full Article can be accesed below

A Short Introduction to Catholic Social Thought

Rooting the Catholic Social Thought Perspective in the National Consciousness and in the Development of Social Policy: An Irish Experience

Sean Healy, S.M.A. and Brigid Reynolds, S.M.

This prayer unfolds in three movements: celebration, lamentation, response.  Adapt.  Be creative in your use of music, drama and space.  Choose from among the scripture offerings.  Or you might choose to pray one movement each day.

There is one dominant framework or paradigm concerning work that is accepted in most of the western world. This paradigm equates meaningful work with paid employment. It asserts that full time jobs are available for everyone seeking them, that these jobs will provide adequate income for people holding them and their 'dependants' and that good social insurance will be available for people who are sick or unemployed.

Rooting the Catholic Social Thought Perspective in the National Consciousness and in the Development of Social Policy: An Irish Experience.
 

Text of Paper by Sean Healy, S.M.A. and Brigid Reynolds, S.M. presented at conference on: THE CALL TO JUSTICE: THE LEGACY OF GAUDIUM ET SPES 40 YEARS LATER March 17, 2005, Vatican City

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