Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching   

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 25 September 2016

... this council lays stress on reverence for all; everyone must consider every neighbour without exception as another self, taking into account first of all life and the means necessary to living it with dignity, so as not to imitate the rich man who had no concern for the poor man Lazarus.

Gaudium et Spes 27 
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 18 September 2016

... many Catholics ... could in no way convince themselves that so enormous and unjust an inequality in the distribution of this world’s goods truly conform to the designs of the all-wise Creator.

Quadragesimo Anno 5 
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 11 September 2016

... The practice of penance should emphasise the social dimension of sin and of the sacrament.

Justice in the World 58 
Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 04 September 2016

... the superfluous goods of wealthier nations ought to be placed at the disposal of poorer nations. ... Continuing avarice [on the part of wealthier nations] will arouse the judgement of God and the wrath of the poor, with consequences no one can foresee. If prosperous nations continue to be jealous of their own advantage alone, they will jeopardise their highest values, sacrificing the pursuit of excellence to the acquisition of possessions.

Populorum Progressio 49 
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 28 August 2016

Here I would like to indicate ... : the option or love of preference for the poor. This is an option or a special form of primacy in the exercise of Christian charity to which the whole tradition of the church bears witness. It affects the life of each Christian inasmuch as he or she seeks to imitate the life of Christ, but it applies equally to our social responsibilities and hence to our manner of living, and to the logical decisions to be made concerning the ownership and use of goods.

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis 42.1 
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 21 August 2016

... all are equal. There is here no difference between rich and poor, between masters and servants, between rulers and ruled: ‘all belong to the same Lord’. Nor may anyone violate with impunity the dignity of the human person, whom God himself treats ‘with great reverence’, or to impede progress to that perfection which corresponds with the eternal life in heaven.

Rerum Novarum p.41 
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 14 August 2016

... This social order requires constant improvement. It must be founded on truth, built on justice and animated by love; in freedom it should grow every day towards a more humane balance. An improvement in attitudes and numerous changes in society will have to take place if these objectives are to be gained.

Gaudium et Spes 26.2 
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 07 August 2016

Those who sincerely accept the good news, through the power of this acceptance and of shared faith, therefore gather together in Jesus’ name in order to seek together the kingdom, build it up and live it.

Evangelii Nuntiandi p.13