The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Love of God and love of neighbor cannot be separated. To help us keep these two connected, the Church provides us with Catholic social teachings which promote justice and dignity for all human beings.
Life and Dignity of the Human Person:
God made each person, so every life is important and should be protected.
Call to Family, Community, and Participation:
God made us to be part of communities, families and countries, so all people can share and help each other.
Rights and Responsibilities:
God wants us to help make sure everyone is safe and health and can have a good life.
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable:
God wants us to help people who are poor, who don’t have enough food, a safe place to live, or a community.
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers:
Work is important in God’s plan for adults and their families, so jobs and pay should be fair.
God made everyone, so we are all brothers and sisters in God’s family wherever we live.
Care for God’s Creation:
The world was made by God, so we take care of all creation.