Centessimus Annus § 3: Reading and Re-Reading with the Church’s Tradition

Near the beginning of Centesimus Annus, St. John Paul II sets out three different kinds of movement in his “re-reading” of Rerum Novarum. One is to “‘look back’ at the text itself.” The purpose of this is “to discover anew the richness of the fundamental principles which it formulated for dealing with the question of the […]