Catholic social teaching is an architecture of protection to the vulnerable and a witness to the truth of the dignity of the human person.
Catholic social teaching offers a unified worldview of how the person and family live in faithfulness and solidarity. Catholic social teaching, when honestly and faithfully applied, provides an architecture of protection to the vulnerable, uniting rich and poor in service of the common good.
Catholic social teaching places dependence upon Christ, and not man, to truly transform the world.
Catholic social teaching is not justification for ever-increasing expenditures on a nation’s welfare state. Conversely it stresses the personal responsibility of mini-societies (i.e., families) comprised of a husband and wife raising their children wherein each member has immeasurable dignity and value.
Catholic social teaching prizes individuality, variety, private property, and initiative, as well as the fruitful, willing cooperation of rich and poor in building the common good.
By the correct application of Catholic social teaching the following marginalized groups in society would receive just protections under the preferential option for the vulnerable:
- Preborn Child
- Aged & Sick
- Fatherless, at-risk children
- Low-skill workers
- Ethnic Minorities
- Religious Minorities
- Those affected by War