Nobody will doubt that Father Ragan Schriver, MSSW, is probably the most well-equipped person in the Diocese - or perhaps in the country - to address the subject of Social Justice. While he served as Assistant Pastor at All Saints, he was also Executive Director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee (a post he retained when he left All Saints to become Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Seymour). Since leaving the Executive Director of CCET post in December of last year (after serving in it for over 14 years) he has been an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work at UT, and Director of Programs and Services for Catholic Charities USA.
In this presentation, Father Ragan takes us through the theory and exercise of Socail Justice as taught by the Church and practiced from the early Church and into the modern era. Father Ragan gives us the Biblical sources of these practices, explains how they were updated for the worldwide industrial revolution by Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Rerum Novarum, and then updated again for modern times by Vatican II.
Social Justice, Part 1:
Social Justice, Part 2: