Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON: (If we follow this, everything else falls into place.) 2 0 obj In this program, students learn about The Seven Grandfather Teachings, also known as The Seven Sacred Teachings. <> 0000075727 00000 n 0000014225 00000 n The following paragraphs describe the seven themes of Catholic social teaching. 0000007117 00000 n 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Life and Dignity of the Human Person The human person is the clearest reflection of God among us. Catholic Social Teaching (CST) has been called the “best kept secret” in the Catholic Church. 0000143903 00000 n The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Adapted from information provided by the USSCB. Compendium on Catholic Social Doctrine states: When reality is the subject of careful attention and proper interpretation, concrete and effective choices can be made. endobj INTRODUCTION. CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING for children the seven themes of God made us to be part of communities, families and countries, so all people can share and help each other. 0000064430 00000 n 0000009894 00000 n Catholic social teaching applies Gospel values such as love, peace, justice, compassion, reconciliation, service and community to modern social problems. 2005. 0000003428 00000 n At the dawn of the Third Millennium. In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia. 2 God wants us to help make sure everyone is safe and healthy and can have a good life. H��SMo�0�G�?�1�X�? 0000239463 00000 n Catholic social teaching upholds that the person is sacred, but that the person is also social. The depth and richness of this tradition can be understood best through a direct reading of these documents. 67 0 obj<>stream 7 JuSTICE “Come you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. The Seven Main Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Since then, a “The central message is simple: Our faith is profoundly social. We are one human family, whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. The intrinsic transcendent dignity of every human being 2. 0000165838 00000 n xref 1. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the United States Conference of...more. 0000044992 00000 n g��R!�[�2M�[0/2�W�0'��'�2��)Ͽ)kQ�k������'_�\(��y������Ԛ��ޤ\L�0 �F@V��1�v��Dʭ?��o#����s���4�\n�.�A�߹����K��ϕ٩Rd����l�Yd˘ݻ�ˣ�]:x������n�����k�0Z?�>^�֨ݗ�� 5���˖(yD;'mI��m�)O���;���U"�f�>�1Y ��(W����X�L�Y���k^�������A�7g�N�e��b)��o��3�� x�ia�� 2�����¸�=!���Y��J-�.��e1�Y�y�Ԅ�g�G'�8�0�JM�q��ALv�a��0ӒiAJ��At��ywp`C��r/���_BD!�Y��Jm�/�. We believe that every person is created in the image of God and that life must be protected and … 0000200633 00000 n 1 LIFE AND DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON Every human person is created in the image and likeness of God. Modern Catholic social teaching is said to have originated in 1891 with the encyclical letter, Rerum Novarum. The Catholic Church has a wide-ranging and many-layered collection of teachings about social justice issues. Solidarity Lesson Plan: Democratic Republic of Congo. We are one human family, whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. This principle is the foundation for the Church’s teaching on abortion, euthanasia, cloning, embryonic stem cell research, the death penalty, and even the pursuit of peace in conflict. in the themes of Catholic Social Teaching to which we now turn. Work, and the economy in general, exists for the sake of people, not the other way around. 0000243054 00000 n Solidarity means that "loving our neighbor" has global dimensions in an … In these brief reflections, we highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition. 0000001576 00000 n Social Justice has a rich tradition, starting in the 1891’s with the encyclical Rerum Novarum, ‘On Capital and Labor’, in the Catholic Church. Belief in the inherent dignity of the human person is the foundation of all Catholic social teaching. This principle means that all life is sacred; every person is precious in the eyes of God from conception to natural death. Almost all First Na on people follow them. Life and Dignity of the Human Person: The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. The principle of solidarity We will discuss each in turn. x�b``�e``kg```^Ȁ Catholic social teaching is complex, linked with changing social conditions and deepening understandings of both the work of God in history and ethical principles. 0000044262 00000 n Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. A handout for children featuring the seven themes of Catholic social teaching as outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) View Resource >> 1.33 MB. The Church moves further into the Third Millennium of the Christian era as a pilgrim people, guided by Christ, the “great Shepherd” (Heb 13:20).He is the “Holy Door” (cf. At the core of all Catholic moral and social teaching is the development and understanding of a healthy anthropology rooted in scripture and Catholic faith teaching. Since then, a wealth of teaching continue to give new life to the Scriptures and shape the Church’s response to our modern world. Christ’s message of love and service also embodied a call for social change. Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions. <>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 594.96 774.96] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> ��ct냅���>7Η-�lLwu��1�ކҙ�5��%,�{H���{=υIR��$d[J%g�bH��%��8'. The U.S. Catholic bishops have identified seven themes found in Catholic social teaching. Related. '�,�q@�%-B&��f풤E��|P5�iO���#�73o���(P��C�846� Our economics, politics, laws, policies, and social institutions must therefore defend marriage and the family. They will form the next 7 topics for our bible study. 0000010356 00000 n 0000092144 00000 n Click the links below to learn about nine core principles of Catholic social teaching that guide our work, and how different communities are practicing them. 0000001836 00000 n . The seven themes are derived from religious truths taught in Scripture and Tradition. Catholic social teaching is central to our faith, and is based on — and inseparable from — our understanding of human life and dignity. 0000105313 00000 n 0000001931 00000 n Participation in democracy 6. Contemporary environmental consciousness in the Church received a strong kick-start with Saint Pope John Paul's 1990 World Day of Peace message, Peace with God the Creator, Peace with All of Creation, and in a number of statements from conferences of bishops in recent years. X��c��K��-30H00�g��x�a&C��0�0�e�W2na|�X��ʸ�����Y�{�����1|`���u�}����a�ĸ"І�9cK� �=� Six Principles of Catholic Social Teaching There are six major principles of Catholic social teaching on: 1. 0000239142 00000 n Jn 10:9) through which we passed during the Great Jubilee of the year … 0000105018 00000 n There was also the tradition of the Church Fathers in such areas as ownership of property, the just war and the charging of interest. An expression of the Church's ministry of teaching d. For a society reconciled in justice and love e. A message for the sons and daughters of the Church and for humanity f. Under the sign of continuity and renewal III. a. The value of human life is being threatened bycloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. Catholic social teaching proclaims that we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they live. Every human person is created in the image and likeness of God; therefore, each person’s life and dignity must be respected. 0000201116 00000 n The inherent dignity of the human person which comes from God and the right to have that dignity respected from conception to natural death is core to the Gospel. 80. 0000005501 00000 n The U.S. Catholic Bishops have a terrific overview. stream 3 0 obj At its core, CST is a set of essential beliefs common to Christians, as well as people of other religious traditions. SEVEN THEMES OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING Life and Dignity of the Human Person. 0000201092 00000 n 0000003743 00000 n COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH . the fact that the one who is doing it is a person” (On Human Work, 6). %���� Catholic social teaching proclaims that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, wherever they live. Catholic Social Teaching DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON: (If we follow this, everything else falls into place.) People do not lose dignity because of age, disability, lack of success, 0000007255 00000 n 4 0 obj <> endobj English trans by US Council of Catholic … Catholic teaching also c… 0000193149 00000 n Catholic Social Teaching Principles ; Social Justice Prayers; Student Resources on Social Justice; Social Justice Calendar; Learn how the Church calls us to serve those in need; pursue peace; and defend life. CST 101 Video: Solidarity . From Rerum Novarum to our own day c. In the light and under the impulse of the Gospe These seven themes were first articulated in the 1998 document Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions. Over a dozen Church documents have been published outlining teachings and doctrine on social justice. Catholic Social Teaching. Solidarity. 0000075172 00000 n Social Justice has a rich tradition, starting in the 1891’s with the encyclical Rerum Novarum, ‘On Capital and Labor’, in the Catholic Church. The value of human life is being threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. It calls us all to reach out … The value of work must first be measured by whether it promotes the human dignity of the worker. endstream endobj 5 0 obj<>/Metadata 2 0 R/Pages 1 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 6 0 obj<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/Properties<>>>/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 7 0 obj<> endobj 8 0 obj<> endobj 9 0 obj<> endobj 10 0 obj<> endobj 11 0 obj<>stream 0000064166 00000 n startxref > 2 0 obj 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Life and Dignity of the Human Person The human person is the clearest reflection of God among us. 0000020447 00000 n Solidarity means that “loving our neighbor” has global dimensions in an interdependent world. Modern Catholic social teaching is said to have originated in 1891 with the encyclical letter, Rerum Novarum. The Church identifies seven key principles of Catholic Social Teaching that stand today as a guide for furthering the education and understanding of what our response should be to the needs of those in our midst. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. endobj The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. 0000012392 00000 n 0000200956 00000 n <>>> Each person possesses a basic dignity that comes directly from our creation in the image of God. While this statement may be true, CST is neither strictly Catholic, nor is it only about social issues. Yet, Catholics in recent years have had considerable difficulty reconciling their faith, including the explicit teachings of CST, with the political choices offered in American politics. Catholic Social Teaching (CST) may well be the Church’s “best kept secret.” CST is rich in political insight. 0000044518 00000 n 0000165426 00000 n 0000006057 00000 n 1. 0000004895 00000 n CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video and discussion guide series presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. The videos bring the themes of Catholic social teaching to life and inspire us to put our faith into action. 4 0 obj 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Life and Dignity of the Human Person Our belief in the sanctity of human life is the foundation of Catholic social teaching. Without the family being at the core, these social institutions will erode and eventually break apart. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated by a variety of Church authorities. %PDF-1.5 The Church has always had social teaching and the most fundamental source is the Bible. 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Human life is sacred, and the dignity of the human person is the starting point for a moral vision for society. 0000002944 00000 n Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. >�D0�D��֟D���A��bkӹ;� uh��v�+�q��bKa�Fou�֚�C�.�^�� t��߿��XA��Y*#�b The value of human life is being threatened by embryonic stem cell research, unregulated sperm and egg donation, the deconstruction of the natural family, which perpetuates family separation … Life and Dignity of the Human Person Call to Family, Community, and Participation Rights and Responsibilities Option for the Poor and Vulnerable The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers Solidarity Care for God’s Creation A handout for children featuring the seven themes of Catholic social teaching as outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) View Resource >> … trailer 0000201412 00000 n 0000238809 00000 n This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. Catholic Social Teaching is built on a commitment to the poor and vulnerable. 0000008886 00000 n In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia. 0000091871 00000 n Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee fully embraces these principles as our core values. Brian Singer-Towns Living in Christ Catholic Social e Taching Christian Life in Society. 0000192749 00000 n 0000192503 00000 n Catholic Social Teachings Purpose: While the public knows from Scripture that we should help the poor and oppressed as Christians, they are often not aware of the official teachings from the Catholic Church. The seven themes of Catholic Social teaching are listed below. 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