The Revolution of Tenderness is the podcast of the Office for Social Justice of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. In its first episode Dr Sandie Cornish reflects on Catholic Social Teaching in the current world context.
Dr Sandie Cornish shares reflections on Catholic Social Teaching in the current world context. The COVID-19 pandemic takes place in the context of several interconnected crises: an ecological crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of political authority and governance, and a crisis of meaning and purpose. So, what does Catholic Social Teaching have to do with all this?
Sandie argues that Catholic Social Teaching encourages us to pay attention to our world, motivating us to care, and to build up the Reign of God on earth as it is in heaven. Second, it helps us to discern our responses. She introduces the Catholic social justice tradition and suggests the pastoral spiral methodology as a way of bringing together contemplation, analysis, and theological reflection to support authentic Christian action in the world.
More information about Catholic Social Teaching from the Office for Social Justice can be found here.
Sandie’s tips for students on how to find out what Catholic Social Teaching says on particular issues can be found here: