Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching   

4th Sunday of Easter Year B - 26 April 2015

‘…the Church admonishes her own children, but also humanity as a whole, to overcome all strife between nations and races in this family spirit of God’s children, and in the same way, to give internal strength to human associations which are just.’

Gaudium et Spes, 42.3 
3rd Sunday of Easter Year B - 19 April 2015

‘The liturgy of the word, catechesis and the celebration of the sacraments have the power to help us to discover the teaching of the prophets, the Lord and the apostles on the subject of justice.’

Justice in the World, 58 
2nd Sunday of Easter Year B - 12 April 2015

’[Everyone] should set a good example by contributing part of their own goods, as several of our brother bishops have done.  In this way they will be responsive to humanity’s longings and faithful to the Holy Spirit....’

Populorum Progressio, 32 
Easter Day Year B - 05 April 2015

’The teaching of Christ even requires that we forgive injuries and extend the law of love to include every enemy, according to the command of the new law: ‘You have heard that it was said: Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thy enemy.  but I say to you: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who persecute and calumniate you.’ ‘(Matt.5: 43,44)

Gaudium et Spes, 28.2 
Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) Year B - 29 March 2015

’It is everyone’s duty, but especially that of Christians, to work with energy for the establishment of universal brotherhood, the indispensable basis for authentic justice and the condition for enduring peace....’

Octagesimo Adveniens, 17.2 
5th Sunday in Lent Year B - 22 March 2015

‘Christians must first of all renew their confidence in the forcefulness and special character of the demands made by the gospel.; The gospel is not out of date.... its inspiration, enriched by the living experience of Christian tradition over the centuries, remains ever new....’

Octagesimo Adveniens, 4.1 
4th Sunday in Lent Year B (SCIAF Sunday) - 15 March 2015

‘... the present state of affairs must be confronted boldly, and its concomitant injustices must be challenged and overcome.  Continuing development calls for bold innovations that will work profound changes.... Everyone must lend a ready hand to this task, particularly those who can do most by reason of their education, their office, or their authority.’

Populorum Progressio 32 
3rd Sunday in Lent Year B - 08 March 2015

‘In teaching us charity, the Gospel instructs us in the preferential respect due to the poor and the special situation they have in society: the more fortunate should renounce some of their rights so as to place their goods more generously at the service of others.’

A Call to Action 23 
2nd Sunday in Lent Year B - 01 March 2015

‘A consistent theme of Catholic Social Teaching is the option of love of preference for the poor.  Today, this preference has to be expressed in worldwide dimensions, embracing the immense numbers of the hungry, the needy the homeless, those without medical care, and those without hope.’

On Social Concern 42