Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching   

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 24 July 2016

The Christian lives under the interior law of liberty, which is a permanent call to turn away from self-sufficiency to confidence in God and from concern for self to sincere love of neighbour. Thus takes place genuine liberation and the gift of oneself for the freedom of others.

Justice in the World p.33 
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 17 July 2016

The Church is the community of believers, the community of hope lived and communicated, the community of love; and she needs to listen unceasingly to what she must believe, to her reasons for hoping, to the new commandment of love. She is the people of God immersed in the world.

Evangelii Nuntiandi 15.3 
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 10 July 2016

In his preaching he [Jesus] clearly taught the children of God to treat one another as brothers and sisters. ... He commanded his apostles to preach to all peoples the gospel’s message that the human race was to become the family of God, in which the fullness of the law would be love.

Gaudium et Spes 32.2 
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 03 July 2016

Also to be mentioned here, as a sign of respect for life ... is a concomitant concern for peace together with an awareness that peace is indivisible. It is either for all or for none.

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis 26.5 
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 26 June 2016

The obligation to earn one’s bread presumes the right to do so. A society that denies this right cannot be justified, nor can it attain social peace.

Centesimus Annus, n43 
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 19 June 2016

‘Solidarity helps us to see the ‘other’ – whether a person, people or nation – not just as some kind of instrument, with a work capacity and physical strength to be exploited at low cost and then discarded when no longer useful, but as our ‘neighbour’, a ‘helper’, (cf. Gn.2:18-20) to be made a sharer on a par with ourselves in the banquet of life to which all are equally invited by God.’

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, 39.4 
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 12 June 2016

Is it not here that there appears a radical limitation to economics? Economic activity is necessary and, if it is at the service of people, it can be “a source of brotherhood and a sign of Providence.” ... Yet it runs the risk of taking up too much strength and freedom. This is why the need is felt to pass from economics to politics.

Octogesima Adveniens, n46 
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 05 June 2016

Our action is to be directed above all at those people and nations which because of various forms of oppression and because of the present character of our society are silent, indeed voiceless, victims of injustice.

Justice in the World 20 
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Year C - 29 May 2016

The Kingdom of God becomes present above all in the celebration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, which is the Lord's Sacrifice…All of us who take part in the Eucharist are called to discover, through this Sacrament, the profound meaning of our actions in the world in favour of development and peace; and to receive from it the strength to commit ourselves ever more generously, following the example of Christ, who in this Sacrament lays down his life for his friends (cf. Jn 15:13). Our personal commitment, like Christ's and in union with his, will not be in vain but certainly fruitful.

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, n48