Catholic Social Teaching University Student`s Textbook

Catholic Social Teaching University Student`s Textbook

  1.  It is not a mere accumulation of documents meant to be quoted occasionally.
  2. It is not an uncoordinated set of addresses by the ecclesiastical authority originated as a reactive defense from modern currents of thought.
  3. It is not the ideology of the Church. The Catholic Church has no particular ideology and it neither seeks to create a theory to gain a situation of power from it.
  4. It is not a nostalgic declaration of past situations nor a search of utopic situations.
  5. It is neither traditionalist, nor conservative, nor progressive theory.

The Social Doctrine of the Church is a theological moral model, which pertains to the new evangelization. Its aim is to positively contribute to the common good. There are two central elements, both generated from the Christian cultural model: A particular notion of person and its corresponding notion of society.

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