Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching explained

It’s said that Catholic Social Teaching is the best kept secret of the Catholic Church. In a series of articles, Caritas East Anglia Development Worker Jacinta Goode aims to open up that secret.


Introduction 

If you haven’t heard of Catholic Social Teaching, or you’re not really sure what it means, you are not alone!  We know the Church teaches on the Sacraments and we know about the Ten Commandments, but what does the Church teach about social affairs?

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First Principle – Human Dignity

The first principle of Catholic Social Teaching is Human Dignity says Caritas East Anglia Development Worker Jacinta Goode.

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Second Principle – Community Participation

The second principle of Catholic Social Teaching is Community Participation writes Caritas East Anglia Development Worker Jacinta Goode.

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Third Principle – Preferential Option for the Poor

The third principle of Catholic Social Teaching is the Preferential Option for the Poor writes Caritas East Anglia Development Worker Jacinta Goode.

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