Fraternity & Social Peace
How do you hold in creative tension values such as personal responsibility and solidarity? How might we know when we haven’t got the balance right? Does seeing other people as sisters and brothers play a part?
Hunger & the Earth’s Resources
The World Day of Peace Message for 2014 reminds us that we are sisters and brothers. How might we use the earth’s resources differently so that our sisters and brothers do not go hungry?
Lazarus at our Gate – Australian Bishops Social Justice Statement 2013
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2013–2014 calls on the Christian community and all Australians to stand in solidarity with our neighbours around the world who are living in conditions of extreme poverty. They say that five groups in particular need our support: people who face severe hunger; people who are victims...
Vote for the Common Good: Australian Bishops
As politicians swing into election mode the Catholic Bishops of Australia are encouraging people not to vote according to self-interest but with a view to the common good. In their pastoral letter they draw attention to a range of issues such as respect for life, marriage and the family, child protection, poverty, health and...
This one page class handout summarizes the four key principles of Catholic Social Teaching that are considered to be perennial, that is valid always and everywhere. Further principles, criteria for judgement and guidelines for action can be derived from them.
Catholic Social Teaching & Its Key Principles
This presentation gives a general introduction to Catholic Social Teaching and highlights four key principles: human dignity; the common good; subsidiarity; and solidarity.