social justice

Howe has Catholicism been invested in social justice?

this is a loaded question… It honestly depends on what you mean. All Christians are called to social justice that is in keeping with Christ’s teachings.

you writing a paper?

Start with Rerum Novarum.

Not based on Radical Feminism’s social so-called Social Justice Warriors that’s for sure.

Corporal Works of Mercy. That is what the Church does.

Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned. bury the dead.

Right!

Because you need to do your own heavy lifting on research,not expect others to do the work for you.

There is a compendium that has a good part of it all organized.

All sin is injustice. All injustice is sin.

A world without sin would be perfectly just. A perfectly just world would have no sin.

Sin and justice are the same issue.

-Tim-

For a start, we invented the very term “Social Justice”:

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Taparelli

Luigi Taparelli D’Azeglio (1793–1862) was an Italian Catholic scholar of the Society of Jesus who coined the term social justice.[1]…

He was a proponent of reviving the philosophical school of Thomism, and his social teachings influenced Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical, Rerum novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes)…

His major ideas include sociality and subsidiarity. He viewed society as not a monolithic group of individuals, but of various levels of sub-societies, with individuals being members of these. Each level of society has both rights and duties which should be recognized and supported. All levels of society should cooperate rationally and not resort to competition and conflict.

Now everybody uses it.

Throughout the course of her history, and particularly in the last hundred years, the Church has never failed, in the words of Pope Leo XIII, to speak “the words that are hers” with regard to questions concerning life in society. Continuing to expound and update the rich patrimony of Catholic social doctrine, Pope John Paul II has for his part published three great Encyclicals — Laborem Exercens, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis and Centesimus Annus — that represent fundamental stages of Catholic thought in this area. For their part, numerous Bishops in every part of the world have contributed in recent times to a deeper understanding of the Church’s social doctrine. Numerous scholars on every continent have done the same.

  1. It was therefore hoped that a compendium of all this material should be compiled, systematically presenting the foundations of Catholic social doctrine. It is commendable that the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has taken up this task, devoting intense efforts to this initiative in recent years.

vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html#Gods gratuitous presence

  1. The political community pursues the common good when it seeks to create a human environment that offers citizens the possibility of truly exercising their human rights and of fulfilling completely their corresponding duties. “Experience has taught us that, unless these authorities take suitable action with regard to economic, political and cultural matters, inequalities between citizens tend to become more and more widespread, especially in the modern world, and as a result human rights are rendered totally ineffective and the fulfilment of duties is compromised”

vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html#Political community, the human person and a people

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