Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

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USCCB Publishing, 2004 - Religion - 446 pages
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The "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church," a unique, unprecedented document in the history of the Church, serves as a tool to inspire and guide the faithful, who are faced with moral and pastoral challenges daily. It is divided into five sections: an introduction, three parts, and a conclusion entitled "For a Civilization of Love." "The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church" is a must-have resource for leaders of social ministry at the diocesan and parish level as well as those in religious education, schools, and youth and young adult ministry.
 

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The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church attempts to do for the Roman Catholic Church's Social Doctrine, what the Catechism of the Catholic Church does for its overall faith. Structure and ... Read full review

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Every Catholic should own this book! I've taken courses on the Church's social teaching, and read many of the original Church documents, and this book is still hugely useful. Sorts through a lengthy ... Read full review

Contents

b The significance of this document
3
PART
9
b The revelation of Trinitarian love
15
GODS PLAN AND THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH
21
b The Church the Kingdom of God and the renewal of social relations
23
Social doctrine evangelization and human promotion
29
For a society reconciled in justice and love
35
In the light and under the impulse of the Gospel
47
b New forms of solidarity
135
CHAPTER SEVEN
141
PRIVATE INITIATIVE AND BUSINESS INITIATIVE
146
b Action of the State
152
b The international financial system
158
b Jesus and political authority
164
b Authority as moral force
171
Moral components of political representation
176

The universality of sin and the universality of salvation
54
THE FREEDOM OF THE HUMAN PERSON
59
E THE SOCIAL NATURE OF HUMAN BEINGS
65
CHAPTER FOUR
71
b The universal destination of goods and private property
77
PARTICIPATION
83
b Solidarity as a social principle and a moral virtue
85
THE WAY OF LOVE
91
MARRIAGE THE FOUNDATION OF THE FAMILY
97
b The family is the sanctuary of life
104
The dignity and rights of children
110
b Jesus a man of work
116
b The relationship between labor and capital
122
b The role of the State and civil society in promoting the right to work
128
THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
185
b The juridical personality of the Holy See
192
MAN AND THE UNIVERSE OF CREATED THINGS
198
b The use of biotechnology
206
CHAPTER ELEVEN
213
The duty to protect the innocent
219
PART THREE
227
Promoting dialogue
233
b Spirituality of the lay faithful
237
CONCLUSION
251
Index of references
257
Analytical index
283
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