A group of persons bound together organically by a principle of unity that goes beyond each one of them
The principle of Catholic social teaching that holds that a higher unit of society should not do what a lower unit can do as well (or better).
The sum of the spiritual, material, and social conditions needed for a person to achieve full human dignity.
The virtue of social charity, friendship, and responsible sharing whereby we recognize our interdependence on others and that we are all brothers and sisters of one family under a loving Father
preferential option for the poor
A preferential love for the poor that allows one to see things from the perspective of the poor and powerless and to assess lifestyle, policies, and social institutions in terms of their impact on the poor.
God's plan written into the way he made things.