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Social Justice Intro (FBA)
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The defense of human dignity by ensuring that social structures and institutions, at all levels, provide for essential human needs and protect human rights.
A letter from the Pope to the Church on issues related to human rights, social justice, and peace.
The first social encyclical written by Pope Leo XIII in 1891.
The sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and easily.
The cardinal virtue of giving God and neighbor their due, and actions that flow from virtue.
The effect that every personal sin has on others; sin that violates the freedom, dignity, or rights of others; the collective effect of such sins, which can affect society. The root of this type of sin is personal sin.
The virtue by which people love God above all things and their neighbor as their selves.
5 Attributes of the human person
The 5 qualities that humans possess that make us different from other living creatures. They include free will, possessing a rational intellect, communion with God and others, union of body and soul, and being made in God's image.
Humans inclination toward sin, caused by original sin.
Communion of Persons
A complete giving-of-self shown perfectly in the life of the Trinity.
The innermost spiritual part of a person which is the subject of human consciousness and freedom. It is eternal and will be reunited with the body in the final resurrection.
Our ability to make our own choices based on more than just instinct and impulse. It makes us responsible for our actions.
A group of persons bound together organically by a principle of unit that goes beyond each one of them.
Catholic Social Teaching
The Church's social doctrine, which interprets events in history guided by the holy spirit and revelation based on a process of reflection, judgement and action.
The official teaching body of the Church responsible for ensuring the Church is following the teachings of Jesus and that Natural law is being upheld, as it is necessary for our salvation.
Moral knowledge written in every human heart and that every human person innately possesses. It is universal, permanent, and unchanging.
The virtue of social charity, friendship, and responsible sharing whereby the interdependence among all people is recognized.
The proper use of the gifts and talents God has given us, in particular, the care for creation that will allow the earth and its resources to flourish and last for future generations.
The moral principle that large organizations or governments should not interfere with or take over, responsibilities that can be done by individuals and local organizations, but rather support them always with a focus on the common good.
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
The 1st theme of Catholic Social Teaching that states that a person is precious and worthy of respect, protection, and dignity at every stage of human life from conception to natural death.
Call to Family, Community and Participation
the 2nd theme of Catholic Social Teaching that states that the family is the central social institution that must be supported and strengthened and all people have a duty to participate in society, seeking and working for the common good of all.
Rights and Responsibilities
The 3rd theme of Catholic Social Teaching that states all must have a right to life and the basic necessities and with these rights comes responsibility to society, family, and community.
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
The 4th theme of Catholic Social Teaching that states based on Jesus' Gospel message that the needs of our least brothers and sisters must come first.
Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
The 5th theme of Catholic Social Teaching that states that there should be decent and fair wages, unions, private property, productive work and economic initiative.
The 6th theme of Catholic Social Teaching requires all people to work for peace and justice in our world and love our neighbors as ourselves.
Care for God's Creation
The 7th theme of Catholic Social Teaching refers to the proper use of the gifts God has given to humankind, in particular the earth and its resources so that they may flourish and be long lasting.
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