Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Readers may notice I have slowed down on this and my two other blogs. Being seriously ill, I need to devote my remaining energies to paid work. But this blog contains resources that I hope will continue to be useful, and I will continue to write as circumstances permit. For other announcements please go to Second Spring.

Friday, 4 January 2013

World Day of Peace

The Pope pulled no punches when he summarized the essence of his social teaching in his Message for the 46th World Day of Peace. Careful study of the document is recommended. In part he wrote:
5. In many quarters it is now recognized that a new model of development is needed, as well as a new approach to the economy. Both integral, sustainable development in solidarity and the common good require a correct scale of goods and values which can be structured with God as the ultimate point of reference. It is not enough to have many different means and