Bill Droer: Mixed Motives and Social Justice

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“Keep in mind these two Catholic principles: #1.) Everyone does everything for mixed motives. The right thing gets done for mixed reasons; just as the wrong thing can get done with good intentions. #2.) Social justice is a this-worldly virtue. Thus, all reform is incremental; more social justice will be required tomorrow.”–Bill Droer, Initiatives (March 2014) from the National Center for the Laity