The text of the 1996 “Mirror of Justice” lecture at the Catholic University of America, this article explores the potential - and the limitations - of law as a tool for achieving justice. Drawing heavily on principles of Catholic social thought, it also considers the various ways in which “justice” may be defined.
Lucia A. Silecchia, On Doing Justice and Walking Humbly with God: Catholic Social Thought on Law as a Tool for Achieving Justice, 46 CATH. U. L. REV. 1163 (1997).