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.
This presentation gives a general introduction to Catholic Social Teaching and highlights four key principles: human dignity; the common good; subsidiarity; and solidarity.
My reflection for the May staff newsletter of CatholicCare Sydney focuses on subsidiarity and collaborating with those whom we serve.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘subsidiarity’? Do you think of a small company that is owned by a larger company? Subsidiarity is a key principle in Catholic Social Teaching. It is about the organization of participation and decision-making. At its center is a commitment to the dignity of each person. Read More »Subsidiarity & Collaboration
Context The world was in the grip of the Great Depression when Pope Pius XI issued Quadragesimo Anno. Published in 1931, it celebrated the fortieth anniversary of Rerum Novarum. The encyclical is also known by the English title On the Reconstruction of the Social Order. After World War I class… Read More »Quadragesimo Anno