Rerum Novarum

After the Brexit vote, Britain’s politicians are scrambling around for ideas. They should begin with Pope Leo XIII’s masterpiece Rerum Novarum

Two things drove the anger behind Brexit: a decline in living standards, and a feeling of powerlessness

A celebration of the encyclical Centesimus Annus turned the worker into a subject of state policy rather than an economic agent

People know that Trump is not really for them, but they don’t believe any of the other candidates are either.

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The encyclical’s callow environmentalism will make feeding the starving more difficult, not less

Neither socialism nor unfettered capitalism have worked well in post-war Britain. A new consensus, inspired by Catholic social thought, is addressing the malaise

Leo XIII created lengthy riddles, known as “charades,” which were published anonymously in a Rome newspaper

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