How does today’s Catholic Teaching on Social Justice relate to Augustine?

What does Augustine have to say about current Church teaching on issues such as systemic poverty, the environment, racism, etc?

How might the teachings of St. Augustine apply today?

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    Psychology professor Angela Duckworth in her TED Talk “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance” explains that doing well in school and in life depends much more on something other than talent and ability. In her research of various contexts […]
  • The Little Way in Jail
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