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d. Sociocultural
Catholic Social Teaching (CST)
e. Technology
I. Define CST f. Ecology
-> All must be at the minimum requirement
 Doctrine – is organized and developed by the (75%/100%)
Catholic Church on matters pertaining to - The Church -> formation of faith and morale
economics, poverty, wealth, social organization, - The Clergy -> formation of the conscience of the
and the role of the state. people
 Origins of Catholic Doctrine:  FLOW & PATTERNS OF CST
- Classical Origin -> Jesus Himself - Are always in affirmation of the previous
-> “Whatever you do to those least brothers and teachings and in “work in progress”
sisters of mine, you do to me”
-> i.e. the Parable of the Good Samaritan *minimum requirement is 75%
- Modern Day Foundation -> Pope Leo XIII in his
- THEOLOGIAN – gives theological opinions:
encyclical letter, “Rerum Novarum” (On Labor
o Rejection
and Capital, 1891)
o Acceptance
II. Framework of CST o Pending
 SEE, JUDGE, ACT METHODOLOGY – Pastoral cycle - Salvation is both body and soul (1960-65 VAT. II)
- See -> know the problem/issue  CST SHALL NEVER ENDORSE ANY FORM OF
- Judge -> based on moral teaching; Bible/Gospel IDEOLOGY/GOVERNMENT BUT ONLY GOSPEL
- Act -> concrete action based on active non- VALUES AND PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY.
violence participation - Principles of Subsidiarity -> governance from
 KAIROS & KRONOS the lowest level
- Kairos -> in God’s time; there is perfection - dialogue and consultation
- Kronos -> time of this world; time of
imperfection III. Major Themes of CST
 Defined by USA Bishops Conference
- The Government/State -> provide material
1. Life and dignity of the human person
-> Powers of the Government:
- Human Person as the moral agent
1. Taxation
-> created in the image and likeness of God -
2. Imminent Domain – for public use or just
- Human Life -> from Concepcion
3. Police Power – power to persecute people
-> Gift from God
who violated the laws
-> must take care of it until natural death
- Public Officials/Laity
- Human Rights -> right to have quality kind of life
-> technical; for the common good
-> Elements of the Due Process of the Law:
-> put Gospel values on the dominant structures
- right to be informed
of society.
- right to be heard
-> Gospel Values:
- Human Person acc. to Sociology:
a. Peace
-> being a member of the society
b. Unity
- Human Person acc. to Psychology:
c. Justice
> A thinking being
d. Love
2. Call to Family, Community, and Participation
-> Dominant structures of society:
- 3 T’s: Time, Talent, Treasure
a. Economics
3. Rights and Responsibilities
b. Political structure
4. Preferential option for the poor and vulnerable
5. Dignity of human work and rights of workers
6. Solidarity and Subsidiarity
7. Care for God’s creation