Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching   

Solemnity of Pentecost Year B - 24 May 2015

‘The power of the Spirit, who raised Christ from the dead, is continuously at work in the world.  Through the generous sons and daughters of the Church likewise, the people of God is present in the midst of the poor and of those who suffer oppression and persecution; it lives in its own flesh and its own heart the Passion of Christ and bears witness to his resurrection.’

Justice in the World, 74 
7th Sunday of Easter Year B - 17 May 2015

‘It is the person who is motivated by genuine love, more than anyone else, who pits his intelligence against the problems of poverty, trying to uncover the causes and looking for effective ways of combating and overcoming them.’

Populorum Progressio, 75 
6th Sunday of Easter Year B - 10 May 2015

‘Everyone who has joined the ranks of Christ must be a glowing point of light in the world, a nucleus of love, a leaven of the whole mass.  He will be so in proportion to his degree of spiritual union of God.’

Pacem in Terris, 164 
5th Sunday of Easter Year B - 03 May 2015

‘The world will never be the dwelling-place of peace, till peace has found a home in the heart of each and everyone, till everyone preserves in himself the order ordained by God to be preserved.’

Pacem in Terris, 165 
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