Catholic Social Teaching 2023
It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or times when we do "religious things." It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen.
Our part in this story is a kind-of vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters. It is something that we all share.
Catholic Social Teaching (CST) offers a way of thinking, being, and seeing the world. It provides a vision for a just society in which the dignity of all people is recognised, and those who are vulnerable are cared for. It consists of Catholic social thought and principles which can be used to reflect on and guide how we relate to one another in our local and global communities. The CARITAS in Action programme is used to teach CST, along with other learning opportunities and resources.
Dignity of the human person
Solidarity and the common good
Dignity of work
Rights and responsibilities
Option for the poor and vulnerable
‘Real education comes through much more than the transmission of facts and knowledge. Education is a lived reality where facts are translated into decisions and demonstrated by action.’ The Right Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford
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Catholic Socialist Teaching in Action 2022-2023