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What are the important catholic social teachings of the church?

What are the sources of the CST?

Why do we need to study this shiz?


i am not a catholic. This is my assignment. No BEST ANSWER to all of you

4 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    The seven major themes of Catholic Social Teaching are:

    • 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

    For more information, see:

    Here is a short list of Papal and Vatican Documents on Catholic Social Teaching:

    • Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor) -- Pope Leo XIII, 1891

    • Quadragesimo Anno (After Forty Years) -- Pope Pius XI, 1931

    • Mater et Magistra (Christianity and Social Progress) -- Pope John XXIII, 1961

    • Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) -- Pope John XXIII, 1963

    • Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World) Vatican Council II, 1965

    • Populorum Progressio (On the Development of Peoples) -- Pope Paul VI, 1967

    • Octogesima Adveniens (A Call to Action) -- Pope Paul VI, 1971

    • Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) -- Pope John Paul II, 1981

    • Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concern) -- Pope John Paul II, 1987

    • Centesimus Annus (The Hundredth Year) -- Pope John Paul II, 1991

    • Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) -- Pope John Paul II, 1995

    • Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) -- Pope John Paul II, 1998

    • Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love) -- Pope Benedict XVI, 2005

    • Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 2004

    • Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life - Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2002

    With love in Christ.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Cover child abuse up to protect the church. Excommunicate anyone who tries to report abusers.

    Encourage the flock to breed as much as possible - more worshippers = more $$$.

    Get as much $$$ as you can from the flock. $$$ = we can manipulate governments behind the scenes and spread our superstition like a crazy faith based pyramid scheme.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I'm Catholic and don't know about 'social teachings'. All I know is Jesus' teachings and that's to love God first, then yourself and others. Even enemies.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Get out of Catholicism. Catholicism teaches lies of man. Go to God's Word and learn truth!

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