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Catholic Social Teachings-Theo12
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Catholic social teaching
the teaching of the Church that examines human society in light of Gospel and Church Tradition for the purpose of guiding Christians as they carry on the mission of Jesus Christ
Catholic social teaching started in what century?
What is the first theme of Catholic Social Teaching?
the life and dignity of the human person
What is implied by the first theme of Catholic Social Teaching?
- nothing can take away the dignity of a person
- all people have equal dignity because they are loved by God and made in His image
- Christians must have respect for human life by allowing and helping others live to their fullest
What is the fundamental of CST principles?
promoting human life and dignity
All other CST principles are....
based on theme 1.
Dignity of human person
- comes from creation in the image of God
- inherent goodness
- cannot remove dignity
Life of human person
- all human life should be protected
- human life over profit
- universally applied
What is CST theme 2?
the call to family, community, and participation
What is implied by CST theme 2?
- family is the building blocks of society (small versions of society, domestic church, place where we come to understanding)
- participation is a right and responsibility
- participation within community
the right and responsibility for all people to take part in all aspects of human society
people who are not able to fully participate in society, or forced outside main group
What are the two aspects of participation?
common good and subsidiarity
the basic part to being made in the image of God and humans fulfill dignity in relationship with others and the community
the social condition that allows all people in the community to reach full human potential and fulfill their dignity
concept that large organizations and governments exist only to serve the good of human beings, families, and the community, which are the center and purpose of social life
What is CST theme 3?
rights and responsibilites
things that any person needs in order to be fully what God created him/her to be
rights that are necessary to be able to live (food, shelter, health care)
right to things necessary for people to fully realize their God-given dignity (education, employment, safe environment)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1948 UN document that lists human rights officially recognized by most nations in the world and Church has supported as a tool for promoting justice
limit a person's rights for the good of others and society
People have the responsibility to...
fulfill neighbor's right to necessities of a good life
What is CST 4?
the option for the poor and vunerable
option for the poor and vunerable
the choice to put the needs of society's most poor and vulnerable members first among all social concerns
Poor and vulnerable people are...
marginalized and derived of basic rights or of equal participation in society
Poor's needs are ___.
Theme 4 comes from...
- New Testament through Jesus (he socialized with the poor, etc.)
1 way of talking about God amid the reality of suffering of innocent people
Christian base communites
small groups of 10 to 20 people who gather to reflect on the meaning of the Gospel for their lives and to support 1 another
What is CST theme 5?
the dignity of work and the rights of workers
What is implied by CST theme 5?
- work has value and contributes to the common good of society
- work is measured by whether it promotes human dignity of workers
- humans must be treated with dignity and not as disposible
Dignity of work
the value that work has because it supports human life and contributes to human dignity
Rights of workers
things that are necessary for dignified work (fair pay, safe workplace, right to organize unions, etc.)
Work calls for workers to...
use their God-given creativity
What is CST theme 6?
What does friendship do?
helps people realize their God-given dignity
a constant commitment to the common good, based on the belief that "we are all responsible for all"
Solidarity is based on...
the understanding that people are all family and have responsibilities to each other
In order words, solidarity...
stands with people especially the marginalized and acts on recognition and support
Where do we get solidarity from?
Jesus' ministry and human communication
What is CST theme 7?
care for God's creation
Care for God's creation
for people to live in relationship with all of creation by protecting the health of others and the planet
What is implied by CST theme 7?
- responsibility for creation
- Christians are called to care for the environment because it holds beauty and value created by God
- necessary for fulfillment in human dignity
Where does caring for God's creation come from?
the first and second creation story in Genesis to "cultivate and care" for it