1st June 2016
Our common goods in the European Union
Patrick Riordan is worried about the lack of depth to the referendum debates: ‘we have neglected to form the political culture in which a reasonable debate about membership of the EU can take place.’
27th July 2015
Greece: Solidarity and subsidiarity in action
The economic complexities of the Greek crisis have attracted a lot of coverage in recent weeks, but it’s important to hold the financial detail alongside concern for the common good, says Patrick Riordan SJ.
30th June 2014
Handle with care: Scottish independence and the Catholic vote
In September, the people of Scotland will be asked, ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ Jim Gallagher argues that applying the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity to the referendum question could be a prudential approach for Scottish Catholics to take. Do these central tenets of Catholic Social Teaching guide voters towards a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer?
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