Ever since the mid-19th century, social Catholic
doctrine had been talking of regenerating society through corporate bodies: instead of capitalistic individualism, an organic social model.
The CSDS is a catechism of personal and social Catholic
morality, a window into the magisterium's theological world.
(5) A new dimension is added to the prevailing historiography by looking at how social Catholic
engagement with the party was a dialogical process: dialogue between social Catholics
and the party was one force helping to pacify the radical platform of the CCF.
The discourse of Trinidad Sanchez Santos, the leading Social Catholic
publicist in Porfirian Mexico is considered in Chapter 4 "Egotistical Capitalism." Unlike the liberals, for Sanchez Santos, the market was a source of evil.
State officials also sometimes touted employee profit-sharing, "an old social catholic
Between 1940 and 1960, the personalist spiritual emphasis upon solidarity promoted by Quebec's Social Catholic
movements acted as one of the main avenues for the infusion of a social-democratic culture into many facets of Quebec society.
is headed by Secretary General Heiner Geissler, who can be described as a Social Catholic
. If we move to the right, he has said, we will lose two- or threefold in the middle what we gain from the authoritarians and the xenophobes.
Drawing upon Social Catholic
thought, Vichy theorists favored "organic" or "traditional" social units and some suggested a franchise based on family rather than individual suffrage (195).
In her careful analysis of religion in Finistere, Ford shows how the area's social Catholic
movement evolved into a promoter of national unity at the end of the nineteenth century and served as a bridge between the political demands of the state and the cultural attachments of the Bretons.
to be sure, defended the Social Catholics
from the charge of wanting to
The contending mainstays of the ongoing debate were Maurice Blondel (1861-1949), a lay philosopher who supported the democratic strategies of social Catholics
, and Pedro Descoqs (1977-1946), a Jesuit theologian who defended a limited Catholic alliance with the monarchist Action Francaise.
Of course, seven years is too brief a time for such a complex cultural process to take root, but Quiroga emphasizes the ways in which the new state agencies functioned: the inadequacy of their resources, the way they antagonized people in the public sector such as teachers, the abuses and corruption they generated, and the way in which they alienated key supporters, especially Social Catholics