Catholicism Corrupted: How “Good Works” Was Rebranded “Social Justice” and Why it Matters

December 10, 2019
Updated October 10, 2021
ODP Staff

The Catholic Church was well known as a powerhouse of Christian Charity long before Mother Theresa achieved Sainthood for her own strenuous efforts in the offer of hospice and healing to the poor.

Importantly the giving done by Catholic Charities were both voluntary, and mindful of the manner in which charitable expenditures were received. Special care was taken to accompany the gift economy of meals, shelter, and healthcare with an offer of spiritual healing that might help recipients find themselves on more solid footing. This comprehensive expression of caring would, in turn, enable some to perform their own good works for others once they’re back on their feet.

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