5 Ways of Getting to Know Catholic Social Teaching Better

Catholic Social Teaching is No Secret

For many years people have said that Catholic Social Teaching is our best kept secret, but I don’t think this is true anymore. Lots of websites – including mine – now have basic explanations of key principles and links to the major Papal social justice documents. Today Catholic Social Teaching is widely, but superficially known – and that is the next challenge for those of us who are passionate about the Catholic social justice tradition. How can we each encourage one another to take our next steps in engaging more deeply with this beautiful and sophisticated body of thought and action?

Here are five suggestions.

Sandie Cornish

5 Ways of Getting to Know Catholic Social Teaching Better

1. Learn more about how the Church understands social justice
2. Think about how you understand what Catholic Social Teaching is
3. Learn about how to read the documents - and read some!
4. Find out about local Catholic Social Teachings
5. Research what Catholic Social Teaching has to say about an issue

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