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Reviving Catholic Social Teaching

& a Political Theology of  Vatican II for the 21st Century

Reading the Signs of the Times

The Dignity of the

Human Person

Authentic Human Development

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Reviving Catholic Social Teaching

Reading the Signs of the Times*

The Dignity of the

Human Person

Authentic Human Development

Love of God &

Love of Neighbor

Love and Justice

Dialogue

The Dignity of Work

The Priority of Labor Over Capital

Religious and Social Development

The Person in Community

The Common Good

Human Freedom & Social Structures

Structures of Sin & Structures of Grace

Liberation

The Role of the Church

Rights and Responsibilities

Human Rights

Private Property & Social Mortgages

Resisting Market Idolatry

The Role of Government

Preferential Option for the Poor

Distributive Justice

A Living Wage

*Many of these Catholic Social Teaching themes were taken from Edward P. DeBerri, et. al, "Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret." 

Modern White Building

Teaching the Catholic Social
Empowering Critical Pedagogy, Challenging Clerical Lawfare, Interrupting Racial Nationalism

Reading the Signs of the Times

The Dignity of the

Human Person

Authentic Human Development

Love of God &

Love of Neighbor

Love and Justice

Dialogue

The Dignity of Work

The Priority of Labor Over Capital

Religious and Social Development

The Person in Community

The Common Good

Human Freedom & Social Structures

Structures of Sin & Structures of Grace

Political & Economic Liberation

Democracy &

Participation

Rights and Responsibilities

Human Rights

Private Property & Social Mortgages

Resisting Market Idolatry

The Role of Government

Over the past 50-plus years, Catholic institutional leadership in the United States has abandoned the social justice teachings of the church and pluralistic democracy for narrowly defined ecclesiastical-cultural interests, patriarchal self-preservation, and authoritarian power explictly expressed in a church-state alignment with the GOP.

The mission of The American Communion Project is to create an intellectual home for progressive Catholics, ex-Catholics, and Generation None and reconnect them with the now largely abandoned political traditions of Catholic social justice, Catholic action for human rights, & the authoritative post-Holocaust reforms of The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), also known as Vatican II (or here in our project, V2).

 

V2 affirmed the theologies of freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, and the moral and political responsibility of individuals (Christians, non-Christians, and all persons of good will) to discern and develop a radically inclusionary vision of society, i.e. "a new humanism," and organize direct action for this new humanism in the public square.

Subsidiarity & Solidarity

Preferential Option for the Poor

Distributive Justice

A Living Wage

The Right to

Form a Union

Racial Justice

Unity of Humanity

Peacemaking &

Just War

Pacifism & Non-Violence

Universal 

Basic Income

Care for Creation

Stewardship of Natural Resources

Environmental Justice

Indigenous and Migrant Justice

The Integral Ecology of Peoples

(Many of these Catholic Social Teaching themes were taken from

Edward P. DeBerri's, et. al, "Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret.")

 
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Generation None is an intergenerational cohort of Americans who don't self-identify with a religion. Their religion is "none" or "nothing in particular." Catholicism suffers the largest decline in affiliation, and Nones are the fastest growing religious category. Nones may still believe in God or identify as spiritual, but all believe the institutional church hurts rather than helps advance democracy, human rights, and the common good. "Political Theology for Generation None" is a newsletter for Vatican II Catholics, ex-Catholics, anti-racists, humanists, and social justice advocates called to fight white Christian Nationalism, clerical fascism, and plutocratic authoritarianism  ascendent in American society today.

 

Political Theology for Gen None

"We must meet one another doing good.
'But I don't believe Father, I am an atheist!'
But do good: we will meet one another there."


--Pope Francis

Featured Articles

 

Radical Reflections

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If yours is a Christian God, can you see God in the Black Christ? Or are you offended at this theological prompt? Are you aware that the historical Jesus was not White or European? Do you believe in the 100% human and 100% divine nature of Black, Brown, First, immigrant, working class, and poor peoples?

This iconography is called "Mama," by Kelly Latimore. Latimore quotes the founder of Black Liberation Theology, James Cone, as a literatry supplement to this artwork: “The cross can heal and hurt; it can be empowering and liberating but also enslaving and oppressive. There is no one way in which the cross can be interpreted. I offer my reflections because I believe that the cross placed alongside the lynching tree can help us to see Jesus in America in a new light, and thereby empower people who claim to follow him to take a stand against white supremacy and every kind of injustice (The Cross and the Lynching Tree)."

 

Please support Latimore's iconography  here.

 

In Dangerous Memoriam

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Thomas Merton

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Thea Bowman

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Oscar Romero

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Ernesto Cardenal

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Cesar Chavez

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Dorothy Day

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Mary Antona Ebo

George Higgins

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John A. Ryan

 

Advancing an

Integral Ecology for V2 Catholics

to Close the Gap Between the Inalienable Equality of Peoples 

 & Mass Categorical Violence of the First & Poor by the Market God

@HumanCommunion

Advancing a

Political Theology for American Communion

to Close the Gap Between the Irreducible Worthiness of All Peoples

& Dehumanization of  the Other by Christian Rightwing Extremists

contact@AmericanCommunion.org