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CATHOLIC  SOCIAL  TEACHING   MARY  JOHNSON  SNDdeN  


Catholic  Social  Teaching   •  What  is  CST?   •  Which  principles  comprise  CST?   •  How  are  those  principles  applied  and   embodied  in  organizaFons,  social  movements   and  service  learning  sites?  


What  is  CST?   •  Papal  documents—1891-­‐Rerum  Novarum  to  the   present   •  Documents  of  VaFcan  II   •  Synod  documents   •  Episcopal  conference  documents   Their  formulaFon  is  influenced  by  lay  and  clerical   groups.  


From  the  encyclical,  “On  the   Development  of  Peoples”     Pope  Paul  VI  (1971)     ‘You are not making •  “To quote Saint Ambrose: a gift of your possessions to the poor person. You are handing over to (them) what is (theirs). For what has been given in common for the use of all, you have arrogated to yourself. The world is given to all, and not only to the rich.”


CST  Resources   •  David  O’Brien  and  Thomas  Shannon,  Catholic  Social  Thought:  The   Documentary  Heritage.  2005.  Maryknoll,  NY:  Orbis  Books.   •  Kenneth  Himes  O.F.M.  et  al.  (eds.),  Modern  Catholic  Social   Teaching.  2005.  Washington,  DC:  Georgetown  University  Press.     •  Edward  DeBerri  et  al.,  Catholic  Social  Teaching:  Our  Best  Kept   Secret  (4th  ed.).  2003.    Maryknoll,  NY:  Orbis  Books.   Website  of  U.S.  Catholic  Conference  of  Bishops     VaFcan  website  


ApplicaFon  of  CST  Principles   •  •  •  •  • 

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2010


Voting Record 2010 • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act • Amendment to Extend the TANF Emergency Fund • Health Care Reconciliation • Continuing Extension Act of 2010 • Financial Regulatory Overhaul/Conference Report • Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010 • Medicaid and Education Assistance/Motion to Concur • Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act • Paycheck Fairness Act • Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act • Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 (DREAM) • Ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START)


House of Representatives Voting Record 2010


Senate Voting Record 2012


ApplicaFon  of  CST  Principles  to     Movements  for  Social  Change  and  for   Church  Reform   •  Pax  ChrisF   •  Catholic  Worker  Movement   •  Etc.   •  Voice  of  the  Faithful   •  Catholics  in  Alliance  for  the  Common  Good   •  Etc.  


ApplicaFon  of  CST  Principles  through   Service  Learning     •  Sites  in  the  city  of  Boston  (semester)   –  NDEC,  South  Boston   –  Julie  Family  Learning,  South  Boston   –  Notre  Dame  Montessori,  Dorchester   –  Other  sites  through  Campus  Ministry      


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