Peace and Justice

 

"The distinctive contribution of the Church flows from her religious nature and ministry.  The Church is called to be, in a unique way, the instrument of the Kingdom of God in history.  Since peace is one of the signs of that Kingdom present in the world, the Church fulfills part of her essential mission by making the peace of the Kingdom more visible in our time." 
The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response, US Catholic Bishops 1983 #22

Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

 

The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. The depth and richness of this tradition can be understood best through a direct reading of these documents. In these brief reflections, we highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God’s Creation

To learn more about the 7 key themes of Catholic Social Teaching click here.


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