American Pastoral

Revisiting ‘Economic Justice for All’

During their fall meeting in 1986, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops passed by a vote of 225 to 9 the final draft of Economic Justice for All (.pdf). Many had hoped that the bishops would celebrate the letter’s twenty-fifth  anniversary in 2011 by updating it in light of all that had transpired during those twenty-five years—especially the changing nature of the global economy. Instead, the...

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Rembert G. Weakland, OSB, was archbishop of Milwaukee from 1977 until 2002.

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