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SAGE Publications

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Theological Studies

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DOI: 10.1177/0040563920928333


As moral theology responds to the pastoral emphases of Pope Francis’s pontificate, more work must be done to facilitate the integration of theological ethics and ordinary life. In order to pursue this goal in a consistent fashion, this article proposes a new form of “everyday solidarity” as a framework for linking Catholic theological convictions with everyday moral choices. The article clarifies the often-ambiguous notion of solidarity found in Catholic social teaching and describes how the new species of everyday solidarity can function as both a principle and a virtue to transform discernment in ordinary life.


Accepted version. Theological Studies, Vol. 81, No. 2 (July 2020): 414-437. DOI. © 2020 SAGE Publications. Used with permission.

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