Catholic Social Teaching

To the people of our time, her travelling companions, the Church also offers her social doctrine...This doctrine has its own profound unity, which flows from Faith in a whole and complete salvation, from Hope in a fullness of justice, and from Love which makes all mankind truly brothers and sisters in Christ. -Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, #3

What is Catholic Social Teaching (CST)?

Catholic social teaching, commonly abbreviated as CST, is a Catholic doctrine on matters of human dignity and the common good in society. In more modern language, we might translate it as:

A guide to Catholic politics

Seven Themes

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person

  • The 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

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You are in fact made in the image of God, and can act with virtue in these turbulent times.