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Chapter 2: Catholic Social Teachings
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What are the 7 themes of Catholic Social Teaching?
1. Life and dignity of the human person
2. Participation in family and community
3. Rights and responsibilities
4. Option for the poor and vulnerable
5. Dignity and work.. rights of workers
7. Care for God's creation
To what does "option" refer in "option for the poor and vulnerable"
It is the fact that we are all given options and we must make our choices with consideration for people with less than us
What is the most basic principle of catholic social teaching?
All human beings have dignity because they are loved by God and made in his image
Why must Christians seek love and goodness for all people?
Because all people have dignity and God loves and wants goodness for all people - must always be open to life (why we're against abortion, euthanasia, etc)
What does participation mean for families and nations?
family - people are meant to care for and love each other and realize what God calls them to be - all meant to contribute to that and be a part of it
nations - all nations - rich or poor - are able to share in making decisions for the global community
Examples of respecting human life and dignity
placing human needs before profits, giving poor communities access to clean water and a way to produce food
What is the most fundamental of Catholic social teaching principles?
promoting the life and dignity of human beings
the right and responsibility of all people to participate in all aspects of human society - education, political, cultural, etc
those who are not able to fully participate in society/ are forced out of the main group
Society's most basic building block
a social condition that allows all people in the community to reach their full human potential and fulfill their human dignity - NOT what is the most good for the most people
When is the common good met?
when all people can thrive
governments and large organizations exist only to serve the good of human beings, families, and communities, which are the center and purpose of social life
those conditions or things that any person needs in order to be fully what God created him or her to be
what is the most basic right and why
the right to life - it is impossible to have other rights without it
the rights that are necessary for people to be able to live
the right to those things necessary for people to fully realize their God-given dignity
examples of thrival rights
education, employment, a safe environment
The UN's 1948 Document on rights for all people
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
things that limit your rights for the good of others, as well as for the common good of the whole society
the choice to put the needs of society's most poor and vulnerable members first among all social concerns
option for the poor and vulnerable
who does poor and vulnerable refer to
those without money and those who are deprived of their basic rights/participation
one way of talking about god amid the reality of the suffering of innocent people
a movement within the Catholic church to understand Christianity from the perspective of the poor and oppressed, with a focus on fighting injustice
small groups of ten to twenty people who father to reflect on the meaning of the Gospel for their lives and to support one another
Christian base communities
the value that work has because it supports human life and contributes to human dignity
dignity of work
the things that are necessary for dignified work, such as the right to employment, to fair and decent pay, to a safe workplace,etc
rights of workers
a constant commitment to the common good, based on the belief that we are responsible for all people
call for people to live their faith in relationship with all of creation by protecting the health of people and the planet
care for God's creation
why are Christians called to care for the environment
because it is necessary for the full development of human beings and is a work of God that has beauty and value in itself
What is a direct attack on human life
What threaten the value of human life
genetic testing, stem cell research, death penalty
What is a nation's duty in protecting human dignity?
Making sure that they protect the right to life by preventing conflict (war)
humans are not only sacred but...
what are the central institutions of life
marriage and family
why are we called to be in relationship
God himself is a relationship between the trinity and we are made to model Him
to whom do we have responsibilities that come from rights?
family, one another, and society as a whole
what is a basic moral test of society
how well its most vulnerable people are doing
the economy must ______ people
what is work an expression of?
our dignity and involvement in God's creation
what is the core of solidarity
the pursuit of justice and peace
what do we fulfill by working for justice?
our mandate to build the body of Christ
what must we do with the earth?
respect it (therefore respecting God) and live in harmony with it to preserve it for future people
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