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Catholic Social Teaching Ch 1,2,3

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individualism
each person should take responsibility for his or her own life and when people fail to take care of self others aren't expected to help
enlightened self-interest
realization that by helping others we are really helping ourselves in the end
compassion
feeling of life-giving closeness and protective care
love
willing good for each other
selfishness
seeking things for oneself in a way that ignores the good of others and causes suffering
heaven
state of perfect communion with Holy Trinity
free
the ability to choose what to do
original sin
sins of our first parents all humans inherit, makes us have tendency to sin
personal sin
wrongful actions or omissions that humans choose
grace
transforming love of God
justice
establishment of loving relationships among human beings, God and creation so life can flourish in the way God intends
injustice
condition which people put obstacles in the way of loving relationships
reign of God
the way things are when love is more important than anything else in people's lives
catholic social teaching
teaching of the church that examines human society in light of the Gospel and Church Tradition to guide Christians
natural law
God-given need for creation to follow what God intended it to be
the circle of faith-in-action
approach to doing justine, combination of circle of praxis and call to action
culture
all shared values, beliefs and ways of relating and living together that characterize a group of people
respect
to look beyond first impression and see goodness
interdependent
we depend on one another for existence
social structures
the patterns of relationships that shape any society
power
God-given ability all have to affect our own lives, others and the world
power-over
power can be acquired to it can be lost so it needs to be defended
power-with
power is meant to be shared in relationship with others
direct action
aimed at meeting immediate need
social action
change behavior of society and its institutions in a way that promotes justice