Centesimus Annus Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Centesimus Annus Turns 30

Pope John Paul II’s 1991 encyclical Centesimus annus connects the theological and philosophical foundations of Catholic social teaching to the ideological challenges of our own century.

Wojtyłan Fantasies, Revisited

Political appeals to base motives and economic appeals to crass acquisitiveness have done serious harm to the freedom project in the West. In that sense, John Paul II’s mature social-ethical thought is more important than ever for serious thinkers and leaders to engage, in a conversation crucial to the future of the West, and indeed the entire world.

Safeguarding the Conditions for an Authentic Human Ecology

If we are to safeguard the moral conditions for an authentic human ecology we must take far more seriously the care, nurture, and cultivation of children and young people in virtue.