Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching   

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A - 12 October 2014

“...the laity can also feel themselves called, or be called, to work with their pastors in the service of the ecclesial community, for its growth and life, by exercising a great variety of ministries according to the grace and the charisms which the Lord is pleased to give them.”

Evangelii Nuntiandi 73 
 
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A - 05 October 2014

“Going from town to town, preaching to the poorest - and frequently the most receptive - the joyful news of the fulfilment of the promises and of the covenant offered by God is the mission for which Jesus declares that he is sent by the father.”

Evangelii Nuntiandi 6.1 
 
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A - 28 September 2014

“Hand in hand go a certain abuse of freedom by one group - an abuse linked precisely with a consumer attitude uncontrolled by ethics - and a limitation by it of the freedom of the others, that is to say those suffering marked shortages and being driven to conditions of even worse misery and destitution.”

Justice in the World, 34 
 
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A - 21 September 2014

“Hand in hand go a certain abuse of freedom by one group - an abuse linked precisely with a consumer attitude uncontrolled by ethics - and a limitation by it of the freedom of the others, that is to say those suffering marked shortages and being driven to conditions of even worse misery and destitution.”

Redemptor Hominis, 16.2 
 
The Triumph of the Cross Year A - 14 September 2014

“When Jesus Christ brought to us his plentiful redemption, he did not relieve us of the various sorrows which form so large a part of mortal life; he transformed them into incentives to virtue and occasions of merit. It is plain that no mortal being can come to possess the goods of eternity unless he follows in the blood-stained footprints of Jesus Christ.”

Rerum Novarum, 18 
 
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A - 07 September 2014

“Plans proposed for the betterment of all will unite all nations in the joint effort to be undertaken, if every citizen - be he a government leader, a public official, or a simple workman or woman - is motivated by love and is truly anxious to build one universal human civilisation that spans the globe.”

Populorum Progressio, 73 
 
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A - 31 August 2014

”Undergoing death itself for all of us sinners, [Christ] taught us by example that we too must shoulder that cross which the world and the flesh inflict upon those who search after peace and justice.”

Gaudium et Spes, 38 
 
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A - 24 August 2014

A renewed consciousness of the demands of the gospel makes it the Church’s duty to put herself at the service of all...and to convince them that solidarity in action at this turning point in human history is a matter of urgency.” Octagesima Adveniens, 5.1

 
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