Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church
Julie Hanlon Rubio
Georgetown University Press
In Hope for Common Ground, Rubio draws on Catholic Social Thought to explore ways to bring Catholics together. Despite their differences, Catholics across the political spectrum can share responsibility for social sin and work within communities to contribute to social progress.
Rubio expands this common space into in-depth discussions on family fragility, poverty, abortion, and end-of-life care. These four issues, though divisive, are part of a seamless worldview that holds all human life as sacred.
Hope for Common Ground is an ideal book for parish adult faith formation that may include book discussions and presentations on the themes of the book.
Through dialogue and understanding Catholics and people of all faiths can come together to explore ways that will lead to faithful citizenship and personal responsibility as they live out the Catholic social virtue as presented by the Catholic Church and Pope Francis.
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