Rome — What is the common good? How can moral principles guide policymakers? This is a question that is being answered in legislatures daily, in ways large and small. In recent days, a spotlight has been trained on Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan and his engagement with critics of his proposed budget using the principles of Catholic social thought. Fr. Thomas Williams, professor of theology and ethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University and author of the recent The World As It Could Be, he discusses some of these issues with Kathryn Jean Lopez.
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