(Catholic Social Teaching)
By Nick A.
Four Principal Teachings
Personhood- Dignity as being created by God that are unique
Ex. respecting people and helping because you want to
Common Good- Just, distribution of good based on respect for a person
Ex. Volunteering at a soup kitchen
Solidarity- Friendship, Charity, belonging to one another
Ex. Giving to a charity
Subsidiarity- Those most affected by a decision should be the ones who make it
Ex. Bonus given to few people, people choose who gets it
St. Martin of Tours
St. Martin was the son of a roman officer. One very cold winter day Martin saw a naked homeless man and gave him half his cloak.
He justifies social justice because he took shame away form the homeless man.
1) Give clothes to the naked.
2) Join office for immigrants campaign
3) Provide resources and support for individuals and parishes