Today, 20 February 2014, we mark the World Day of Social Justice - an excellent day to learn more about the social teaching of the Catholic Church.
For instance, the social doctrine of the Catholic Church clearly states that 'there exists an intimate bond between solidarity and the common good, between solidarity and the universal destination of goods, between solidarity and equality among men and peoples, between solidarity and peace in the world' (CSDC 194). We at Caritas wholeheartedly agree.
Today it seems only right that the Church also teaches us: "Justice is particularly important in the present-day context, where the individual value of the person, his dignity and his rights — despite proclaimed intentions — are seriously threatened by the widespread tendency to make exclusive use of criteria of utility and ownership." (CSDC 202)
Learn more about the Church's take on Social Justice
To go directly to the section on Social Justice, please click here.
The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (CSDC) is also available online. Please click here to go to the Vatican site to study it.