Christian Social Doctrine: During the 19th century, when social issues were high on the agenda, people demanded social reforms, which became a principal goal of the new Catholic social doctrine and Christian Socialist Movement. The Christian social reformers criticized the liberal and capitalist economic and social order and called for both structural changes and the reunification of labour and capital. The Christian social doctrine became a distinct movement between individualist Liberalism and collective Socialism.
Literature#A. Rauscher, Sozialreform, in: Katholisches Soziallexikon, 21980.