A Catholic Social Teaching message from Pope Paul VI:
"If you want Peace, work for Justice."

The Church's Best Kept Secret



Catholic Social Teaching is sometimes referred to as the Church's 'best kept secret'In order to make it better known, we have chosen quotations would be suitable for copying into parish bulletins to give people a 'taster'.


Catholic Social Teaching   

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year - Year B - 21 October 2018


“To remain silent when you see something wrong which you could do something about, is to make oneself an accomplice in evil.”

Saint John Bosco

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year - Year B - 14 October 2018


(Sunday before World Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct))

“It is not from your own possessions that you are bestowing alms on the poor, you are but restoring to them what is theirs by right. For what was given to everyone for the use of all, you have taken for your exclusive use. The earth belongs not to the rich, but to everyone. Thus, far from giving lavishly, you are but paying part of your debt.”

Saint Ambrose

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year - Year B - 07 October 2018


Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!

Pope Francis, @Pontifex 26 April 2013

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year - Year B - 30 September 2018


(The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is observed on 4 October)

“I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year - Year B - 23 September 2018


(Sunday before World Day against the Trafficking in People (26 Sep))

“The trade in human persons constitutes a shocking offense against human dignity and a grave violation of fundamental human rights. … Such situations are an affront to fundamental values which are shared by all cultures and peoples, values rooted in the very nature of the human person.”

Pope Saint John Paul II, Letter “Twenty-First Century Slavery – The Human Rights Dimension to Trafficking in Human Beings”, 2002

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year - Year B - 16 September 2018


(UN International Day of Peace is observed on 21 September)

“True justice is the harvest reaped by peacemakers from seeds sown in the spirit of peace.”

James 3:18

Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year - Year B - 09 September 2018


“Love ought to show itself in deeds more than in words.”

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year - Year B - 02 September 2018


“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.”

Saint Francis of Assisi


Twenty-First Sunday of the Year - Year B - 26 August 2018


The world is not something indifferent, raw material to be utilized simply as we see fit. Rather, it is part of God's good plan, in which all of us are called to be sons and daughters in the one Son of God, Jesus Christ

Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, para 92