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Bishop of San Diego says disrupt and rebuild

On 18 February, 2017 Bishop Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, delivered the following comments at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements during a panel discussion on the barriers marginalized people face in housing and work. Reprinted from the San Diego diocese website. Headings have been added by the editor of The Swag.

For the past century, from the worker movements of Catholic action in France, Belgium and Italy to Pope John XXIII’s call to re-structure the economies of the world in Mater et Magistra, to the piercing missionary message of the Latin American Church, the words ‘see,’ ‘judge’ and ‘act’ have provided a powerful pathway for those who seek to renew the temporal order, in the light of the Gospel and justice.

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