The role of Catholic social teaching

Philip Booth appears on BBC Radio 4's Analysis

Philip Booth appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme to discuss the role of the Catholic Church in contemporary British society. He argued that at the heart of Catholicism is a belief in the common good, creating conditions where human flourishing is possible for all people.

This happens in a free economy, unrestrained by the state, Philip Booth argued. Social justice is about just relations between economic actors where the powerful should not exploit the weak. Those who lack the basic necessities required for human flourishing should be provided for by the state, without spending 50% of the government’s finances as happens today, Booth continued.

Listen here. Philip Booth is featured at 11.15 and 18.00.

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