This work is an impressive study of the attitudes of the Catholic church in Canada towards the challenge of socialism and progressive social change.
Catholics and Canadian Socialism draws on previously inaccessible material to review the hostile response of the Catholic hierarchy to leftist politics. The author also examines three specific instances - CCF activism in Saskatchewan, the Action liberale nationale in Quebec and the Antigonish Movement - where progressive attitudes were advanced in spite of the church's official attitude.
About the author
Gregory Baum is Professor Emeritus at McGill University, and is currently associated with the Jesuit-sponsored Centre justice et foi in Montreal. During the Vatican Council II he was a peritus (advisor) at the Ecumenical Secretariat. He resigned from the priesthood in 1976 but continues to be actively involved in the life and health of the Roman Catholic Church. Baum is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has received seven honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and the United States. He lives in Montreal.
Other titles by Gregory Baum
The Oil Has Not Run Dry
The Story of My Theological Pathway
A Sociologist Turns to Theology
Truth and Relevance
Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution
Nationalism, Religion, and Ethics
Karl Polanyi on Ethics and Economics
Foreword by Marguerite Mendell
Compassion and Solidarity
The Church for Others
Ethics and Economics
Canada's Catholic Bishops on the Economic Crisis