Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching

ISBN-10: 0877939799
ISBN-13: 9780877939795
Edition: 2002
Authors: Kevin E. McKenna
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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 8/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Introduction
Abbreviations
Life and the Dignity of the Human Person
Brothers and Sisters to Us, U.S. Bishops
Racial and Economic Justice
The Church and Prejudice
Presence of Racism in the United States Today
Christian Response to Racism
Statement on Capital Punishment, U.S. Bishops
Purposes of Punishment
Christian Values in the Abolition of Capital Punishment
Difficulties Inherent in Capital Punishment
Conclusions
The Gospel of Life, Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II
Present-Day Threats to Human Life
Attacks by the State
Culture of Death
The Pro-Abortion Culture
The Right to Life
The Christian Message Concerning Life
Jesus and the Proclamation of Human Dignity
God's Holy Law
The Death Penalty
The Crime of Abortion
Embryo Experimentation
Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques
Euthanasia
Suicide
Proclaiming the Right to Life in a Democratic Society
Toward a New Culture of Human Life
Education in Values
The Role of Women
Reflection Questions
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
The Condition of Labor, Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo XIII
Each Family Possesses Certain Rights
On Reconstructing the Social Order, Quadragesimo Anno, Pope Pius XI
Support for the Worker and Family
On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum, Centesimus Annus, Pope John Paul II
"Human Ecology": The Family
The Gospel of Life, Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II
Role of the Family
Mobilization of Consciences
Reflection Questions
Rights and Responsibilities
Economic Justice for All, U.S. Bishops
The Church and the U.S. Economy
The Christian Vision of Economic Life
The Various Dimensions of Justice
Social Sin
Economic Policy Issues
Employment
Poverty
Food and Agriculture
The U.S. Economy and Developing Nations
Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines, NCCB/USCC
Principles for NCCB/USCC Investments
NCCB/USCC Investment Policies
Reflection Questions
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
On Christianity and Social Progress, Mater et Magistra, Pope John XXIII
The Encyclical Rerum Novarum
Development of the Teachings of Rerum Novarum
Intervention of Public Authority in Economic Life
Concern for the Working Class
New Aspects of the Social Question
Readjustment of the Relationship Between Workers and Management
Concern for the Agricultural Enterprise
Concern for Less Economically Advanced Countries
Cooperation and Mutual Assistance Among Nations
Reconstruction of Social Relationships in Truth, Justice, and Love
Role of Religion in Technological and Economic Development
The Development of Peoples, Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI
Universality of the Problem
Nature of the Problem
The Church's Role in Development
Action That Must Be Undertaken
A Spirit of Solidarity
On Social Concern, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, Pope John Paul II
Survey of the Contemporary World
Authentic Human Development
A Theological Reading of Modern Problems
Some Particular Guidelines
Reflection Questions
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
The Condition of Labor, Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo XIII
Purpose for Employment
Distinctiveness of the Human Being
Proper Order Within Society
Rich and Poor Must Not Be Understood as Adversaries
Duties of the Worker
Duties of Employers
The Church Reminds the Rich of the Gospel Mandate
How People Are to Use Their Possessions
Poverty Is Not a Disgrace
The Church Must Tend to Worldly Matters as Well as the Divine
The State Must Provide Aid When Needed
Peace and Good Order Needed for the State
Protection of Rights by the State
Payment of Wages
Workers' Associations
On Reconstructing the Social Order, Quadragesimo Anno, Pope Pius XI
Partnership Between Employer and Employee
Individual and Social Character of Labor
Subsidiarity
On Human Work, Laborem Exercens, Pope John Paul II
The Dignity of Labor and the Laborer
The Individual and Work
A Right Order of Values
Worker Solidarity
Labor and Personal Dignity
The Priority of Labor Over Capital
Work and Ownership
Rights of Workers
A Spirituality of Work
On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum, Centesimus Annus, Pope John Paul II
Toward the "New Things" of Today
The Error of Socialism
The Use of "Subsidiarity" by the State to Promote Reform
Private Property and the Purpose of Material Goods
The Gift of Work and Land
The Poor and the Modern Business Economy
The Role of Profit in Business
Relations Between Poor and Wealthy Nations
The Danger of Consumerism
Respect for the Earth and Environment
State and Culture
The Development of Authentic Democracy
The Economic Activity of the State
The Person as the Way of the Church
Reflection Questions
Solidarity
Peace on Earth, Pacem in Terris, Pope John XXIII
Order in the Universe
Order Between Persons
Rights
Duties
Relations Between Individuals and the Public Authorities
Relations Between States
Relationship of People and Political Communities
Pastoral Exhortations
The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response, a Pastoral Letter on War and Peace, U.S. Bishops
Peace in the Modern World: Religious Perspectives and Principles
Core of Church's Teaching on Peace
Theology of Peace
"Peace" in Hebrew Scripture
"Peace" in Christian Scripture
Defense Against Aggression
Proportionality and Discrimination in Targets
Conscientious Objection
Nuclear Arms Race
Working to Shape a Peaceful World
The Work of the Church in Promoting Peace in the World
Challenges to Peace: Persons and Their Roles Specifically Addressed
Reflection Questions
Care for God's Creation
Renewing the Earth, U.S. Bishops
Effects of Environmental Blight
Religious and Ethical Dimensions of the Problem
Role of Developed Nations
A Christian Response
Reflection Questions
Appendix
Papal Biographies
Pope Leo XIII
Pope Pius XI
Pope John XXIII
Pope Paul VI
Pope John Paul II
Chart of Historic Milestones
Homily Guide, Catholic Social Teaching
Sample Penance Service
Sources
Suggested Reading and Resources
Glossary
Index

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