Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-5c569c448b-4wdfl Total loading time: 0.949 Render date: 2022-07-02T07:59:55.091Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "useRatesEcommerce": false, "useNewApi": true } hasContentIssue true

20 - Catholic Social Teaching and Living the Christian Life

from Part III - Themes in Catholic Social Teaching

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 July 2019

Gerard V. Bradley
Affiliation:
University of Notre Dame, Indiana
E. Christian Brugger
Affiliation:
St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Florida
Get access

Summary

Polls and practical experience both point to a widespread ignorance of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching among Catholic lay people in the United States. A greater emphasis on education in social doctrine is evidently required. One component of this should be to call attention to the eight areas of lay apostolic activity identified by Pope John Paul II in Christifideles laici: promoting the dignity of the human person; fostering respect for the right to life; defending freedom of conscience and religious freedom; protecting and encouraging marriage and family life; participating in public life; placing the individual at the center of socioeconomic life; and the evangelization of culture. Of particular importance in motivating lay people to engage in apostolic activity is the inculcation of the idea of personal vocation. And highly relevant in a wealthy society like ours is the question of lifestyle. The chapter therefore concludes by calling for an updated understanding of the virtue of temperance as it relates to social teaching.

Type
Chapter
Information
Catholic Social Teaching
A Volume of Scholarly Essays
, pp. 483 - 506
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

Available formats
×