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 • • • • •
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Center of Concern Catholic ChariFes Catholic Relief Services Network
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