Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching   

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 
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 31 July 2016

... Each must examine their conscience, which sounds a new call in our present times. Are we prepared to support, at our own expense, projects and undertakings designed to help the needy? Is one prepared to pay higher taxes so that public authorities may expand their efforts in the work of development? Are we prepared to pay more for imported goods, so that the foreign producer may make a fairer profit?

Populorum Progressio p.47 
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