Já fiz um post aqui sobre a diferença e complementaridade entre subsidiariedade e solidariedade no Catecismo da Igreja Católica. Mas Peter Brown discutiu o assunto em um artigo escrito no The Catholic Thing e isto alavancou o debate de novo nos Estados Unidos. Brown centra sua análise no atual debate sobre o plano de saúde de Obama.
O monsenhor Charles Pope escreveu um texto hoje que relata o argumento de Brown e clarifica a discussão. Vejam abaixo:
Subsidiarity and Solidarity – Not Necessarily What You Think They AreThis is a very thought provoking article over at The Catholic Thing by Peter Brown on an issue I have also struggled to present here (far less capably than Mr. Brown). And that is the issue of finding the proper balance or interplay between two principles of Catholic Social teaching: subsidiarity and solidarity.
Bottom line: Subsidiarity and Solidarity as used in the public debate are not being properly understood or applied. Sadly, it looks like these words have been reduced to bumper stickers. Catholics do well to exercise care in their use, and to grow in a deeper understanding that Catholicism is not easily reduced to simple one-liners. As the photo above shows, sometimes solidarity means withstanding government power and is not necessarily the polar opposite of subsidiarity. Likewise, subsidiarity cannot usually exist without solidarity. Though the political world loves to divide, Catholicism does not easily fit into the political world’s simple categories.