Introduction to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church


Index


 

Introduction: An Intergral and Solidary Humanism


Church offers salvation to the whole person
Compendium 1-19



Chapter 1: God's Plan of Love for Humanity


Catholic Social teaching: Neither right nor left
Compendium 20-27

Gospel demands revolution of love
Compendium 28-33, 204-208

Ignite the flame of human dignity
Compendium 34-48

Only God knows his eternal plan
Compendium 49-59



Chapter 2: The Church's Mission and Social Doctrine


The Church must teach morality
Compendium 60-71

Jesus taught social justice
Compendium 87-104



Chapter 3: The Human Person and Human Rights


The tragedy of sin
Compendium 115-123

Aspects of the Human Person
Compendium 124-151

Stand in solidarity, not solitude
Compendium 152-159



Chapter 4: Principles of the Church's Social Doctrine


Shed your fears: Give to others
Compendium 160-170

Property is basis for dignity
Compendium 171-184

Put the power back on the street
Compendium 185-191

Solidarity sees God in everyone
Compendium 192-196

Love is the key to all freedom
Compendium 197-208



Chapter 5: The Family, the Vital Cell of Society


The family is society's foundation
Compendium 209-214, 221-223

Marriage deftly weaves society's fabric
Compendium 224-229

Open your family circle
Compendium 230-237

Parents are the major players in a child's life
Compendium 238-245

Family protects human dignity
Compendium 246-254



Chapter 6: Human Works


Faith suffuses all facets of life
Compendium 255-269

Consider work's many aspects
Compendium 270-286

Work gives us dignity, respect
Compendium 287-300

Workers deserve a living wage
Compendium 301-309

Globalization trades on the world's poor
Compendium 310-322



Chapter 7: Economic Life


The dichotomy of rich and poor
Compendium 323-335

Cultivate your can-do attitude
Compendium 336-345

Free markets free people
Compendium 346-360

Globealization is shaking up our society
Compendium 361-376



Chapter 8: The Political Community


God, not man, reigns supreme
Compendium 377-383

Nationhood is rooted in profound faith
Compendium 384-392

Political power must be guided by moral law
Compendium 393-401

Balance those scales of justice
Compendium 402-405

True democracy demands a moral structure
Compendium 406-416

Moral Fibre deftly weaves a civil society
Compendium 417-420

Faith smashes rigid, totalitarian political agendas
Compendium 421-427



Chapter 9: The International Community


Jesus' faithful flock incudes all nationalities
Compendium 428-432

World peace needs the UN's influence
Compendium 433-445

Nations must help nations
Compendium 446-450



Chapter 10: Safeguarding the Environment


Christians are earth's stewards
Compendium 451-465

Soften our ecological footprints
Compendium 466-487

Cut the carbon gases, Canada
Compendium 466-487



Chapter 11: The Promotion of Peace


True heroes stand up for God's peace
Compendium 488-496

Wounds of war fester down through time
Compendium 497-507

Disarm first and then talk peace
Compendium 508-512

Battle terrorism with dialogue, forgiveness
Compendium 513-520



Chapter 12: Social Doctrine and Ecclesial Action


Erase that disloyal rift between faith and life
Compendium 521-537

Laity must integrate faith into their lives
Compendium 538-550

Change a culture and you change a society
Compendium 551-564

Politicians can give moral leadership
Compendium 565-574



Conclusion: For a Civilization of Love


Lord Jesus is our blueprint for life
Compendium 575-583