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Rerum Novarum

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In his brilliant encyclical Rerum novarum, Leo XIII wrote about how, when large numbers of people are disenfranchised and ignored, the inevitable result is a warped populism and revolution.
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In his famous landmark encyclical Rerum novarum, Pope Leo XIII wrote: “When the demands of necessity and propriety have been sufficiently met, it is a duty to give to the poor out of that which remains.
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[5] Moreover, Rerum Novarum—and all subsequent papal social encyclicals—warned about the tendency of modern capitalism to create stark divisions between rich and poor within countries, and between rich countries and poor ones. When the economic ...
Our intractable problem: wages
That's one of the reasons that madatory minimum wages - a "living wage" as defined by Pope Leo XIII in the 1800's in his encyclical, "De Rerum Novarum" - are so important. Left to themselves, employers will always drive wages down, profits up, and net ...
'Laudato Si'' represents a new 'Rerum Novarum,' says Cardinal Rodríguez at Fordham
Pope Francis celebrates the Eucharist during a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 12. At left is Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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