Signs of the Times #12: Brexit and Issues of Subsidiarity ft. Anna Blackman

Anna Blackman joins us on the podcast to share how we can use Catholic social tradition (CST) to address political issues, strengthen civil society, and hold government accountable. Anna is a research associate in the area of Catholic Social Thought and Practice at the Center. Through her doctoral work she engaged with the Catholic Worker Movement in the UK and studied their political activism efforts. She discusses the ways in which Brexit was influenced by CST but how it ultimately demonstrated a failure of subsidiarity and solidarity and serves as an example of when politics do not serve the common good. Her current research is focused on the Humanizing Institutions Project which aims to look at the ethics of institutions in light of Catholic social tradition.