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Option for the Poor and for the Earth – Donal Dorr

05 March, 2013

Fr Donal Dorr discusses his expanded new edition of his classic study of Catholic Social Teaching – Option for the Poor.

Interview – 133 years of Catholic Social Teaching

In this interview, conducted by Bill Kemmy, Fr Dorr explains what he has added in the expanded new edition of his classic study of Catholic Social Teaching – Option for the Poor

The new edition includes five new chapters on the equality and complementarity of women; a critical examination of Pope Benedict’s first encyclical, Deus caritas est; Benedict’s encyclical Caritas in veritate; the follow-up to Caritas in veritate, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority”; and the issue of ecology as it has been treated in Vatican documents for over half a century.

Throughout the book, Dorr offers a set of questions for the reader/student

Donal Dorr

Donal Dorr is a theologian and missionary priest who has served as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and as a resource person for the Irish Missionary Union. He is the author of ten books, including the original Option for the Poor and the award-winning Spirituality and Justice (1985).

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