Catholic Social Teaching with Omar F. A. Gutierrez, M.A.

Urging of Christ's LoveRegnum Novum: The New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar F. A. Gutierrez with program host Kris McGregor

Omar is special assistant to Archbishop George Lucas, of the Archdiocese of Omaha.

RN-1 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 1

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From episode … 1. Jesus Christ
You may not believe how many advocates of social justice are only too ready to chuck Jesus out the window in order to get you to buy their plan. One such program of which I’m familiar actually includes materials that deny the divinity of Christ, several times, and deny the salvific work of the cross. As Pope Paul VI and Pope Benedict XVI have said, the Social Doctrine is evangelization. If it is not rooted in the truth, then it can be manipulated to mean whatever one wants it to mean. The truth is quite simply, Jesus Christ who, as Gaudium et spes states, reveals man to himself. The Social Doctrine and the work of charity must stem from an intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ so that they might serve the whole person and point back to Christ.

RN-2 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 2

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Episode 2 – Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez – Introduction and Value # 2 – Communion not opposition Discerning Hearts is blessed to present Omar F. A. Guiterrez, M.A. , Special Assistant  to Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, in a groundbreaking series which breaks open the heart of  Catholic […]

RN-3 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 3

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Episode 3 – Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez -Value # 3 – Look , Judge, Act Discerning Hearts is blessed to present Omar F. A. Guiterrez, M.A. , Special Assistant  to Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, in a groundbreaking series which breaks open the heart of  Catholic […]

RN-4 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 4

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Episode 4 – Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez – Value 4 Truth, Freedom, Justice, and Love part 1 “Truth and Freedom” Discerning Hearts is blessed to present Omar F. A. Guiterrez, M.A. , Special Assistant to Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, in a […]

RN-5 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 5

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Episode 5 – Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez – Value 4 Truth, Freedom, Justice, and Love part 2 “Justice” Discerning Hearts is blessed to present Omar F. A. Guiterrez, M.A. , Special Assistant to Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, in a groundbreaking series […]

RN-6 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 6

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Episode 6 – Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez – Value 4 Truth, Freedom, Justice, and Love part 3 “Love” Discerning Hearts is blessed to present Omar F. A. Guiterrez, M.A. , Special Assistant to Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, in a groundbreaking series […]

RN-7 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 7

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Episode 7 – Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez – Value 5 The Common Good, Universal Destination of Goods, Subsidiarity, Participation, Solidarity part 1 These are the five principles laid out in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. If we understand these principles, then […]

RN-8 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 8

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Episode 8- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez – Value 5 The Common Good, Universal Destination of Goods, Subsidiarity, Participation, Solidarity part 2 These are the five principles laid out in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. If we understand these principles, then the […]

RN-9 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 9

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Episode 9- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez – Value 5 The Common Good, Universal Destination of Goods, Subsidiarity, Participation, Solidarity part 3 These are the five principles laid out in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. If we understand these principles, then the […]

RN-10 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 10

Episode 10- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez- Value 5 The Common Good, Universal Destination of Goods, Subsidiarity, Participation, Solidarity part 4

In this episode we focus on “Participation”.

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These are the five principles laid out in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. If we understand these principles, then the work of the Revolution can begin. We are made now for a New Kingdom with Christ as our King in all things. Let us discover this place together, and make the devil cringe and know the suffering of defeat. “Love”

RN-11 Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez Episode 11

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From episode 11… Point 5: The Common Good, Universal Destination of Goods, Subsidiarity, Participation, Solidarity

These are the five principles laid out in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. If we understand these principles, then the work of the Revolution can begin. We are made now for a New Kingdom with Christ as our King in all things. Let us discover this place together, and make the devil cringe and know the suffering of defeat.

In this episode we focus on “Solidarity”.

RN-HHS – Regnum Novum – “A Primer on the HHS Rule from a Catholic Social Teaching Perspective” w/Omar Guiterrez

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Special Episode- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Guiterrez – The recent decision by the Department of Health and Human Services and its implications on Catholic Social Teaching. How is the Catholic to understand this?

From Omar’s blog post entitled “A Primer On the HHS Rule, What You Need to Know”

What the Obama Administrations Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has done is an attack, which is why Catholics need to be well-informed about what is going on so that they can tell their neighbors about it. So, here are the facts….click here.

RN13 – Regnum Novum – Pope Leo XIII and “Rerum Novarum” (The Condition of Labor): Why is it relevant today?

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Episode 13- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez – Pope Leo XIII and “Rerum Novarum”
We live at a very special time. The confluence of many things has brought forth the clear need to be able to articulate the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church in a way that is accessible and applicable. This is not to be an effort where high-minded theories are to be bandied about. Rather, this is a time of opportunity wherein we can apply the Social Doctrine to the concrete so as to bring about a New Kingdom, a Revolution. – Omar G.

RN14 – Regnum Novum – Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII – The Catholic Social Doctrine proclaimed in turbulent times

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Episode 14- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez – Pope Pius XI and “QUADRAGESIMO ANNO” , Pope Pius XII and the Radio Addresses.

Pope Pius XI (31 May 1857 – 10 February 1939), born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, was Pope from 6 February 1922, and sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state on 11 February 1929 until his death on 10 February 1939. He issued numerous encyclicals including Quadragesimo Anno, highlighting capitalistic greed of international finance, and social justice issues, andQuas Primas, establishing the feast of Christ the King. He took as his papal motto, “Christ’s peace in Christ’s kingdom”.

Venerable Pope Pius XII born Eugenio Marìa Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (2 March 1876 – 9 October 1958), reigned as Pope, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City State, from 2 March 1939 until his death in 1958.

RN15 – Regnum Novum – Blessed Pope John XXIII – Mater et Magistra (Mother and Teacher) from “the healer”

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Blessed John XXIII – Mater et Magistra

Blessed Pope John XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (25 November 1881 – 3 June 1963), headed theCatholic Church and ruled Vatican City from 1958 until his death.

Pope John was elected on 28 October 1958. He called the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) but did not live to see it to completion. He died in 1963, only four-and-a-half years after his election, and two months after the completion of his final encyclical, Pacem in Terris. He was beatified, along with Pope Pius IX, on 3 September 2000.

Episode 16- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez – Bl. John XXIII and Pacem in Terras (Peace on Earth) and an understanding of the Natural Law

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Episode 16- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez – Bl. John XXIII , Pacem et Terras (Peace on Earth) and the Natural Law

RN17 – Regnum Novum – Pope Paul VI – Gaudium et Spes, Humane Vitae, and the Declaration on Religious Freedom

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Pope Paul VI – Gaudium et Spes, Humane Vitae, and the Declaration on Religious Freedom

RN18 – Regnum Novum – Bl. John Paul II – Laborem Exercens, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, and the Centesimus Annus

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John Paul II , sometimes called John Paul the Great, born Karol Józef Wojtyła 18 May 1920, Wadowice, Republic of Poland – 2 April 2005, Vatican City), reigned as Pope of theCatholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was the second-longest serving Pope in history and the first non-Italian since 1523.

In this episode we discuss Laborem Exercens (1981), Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (1987), and the Centesimus Annus (1991), among other works

RN19 – Regnum Novum – “God’s Plan of Love for Humanity” the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 1

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We begin the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 1
CHAPTER ONE
GOD’S PLAN OF LOVE FOR HUMANITY

I. GOD’S LIBERATING ACTION IN THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL
a. God’s gratuitous presence
b. The principle of creation and God’s gratuitous action

II. JESUS CHRIST, THE FULFILMENT OF THE FATHER’S PLAN OF LOVE
a. In Jesus Christ the decisive event of the history of God with mankind is fulfilled
b. The revelation of Trinitarian love

RN20 – Regnum Novum – “The Human Person in God’s Plan of Love” the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 1 Section 2-3

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We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 1 Section 2-3

CHAPTER ONE
GOD’S PLAN OF LOVE FOR HUMANITY

III. THE HUMAN PERSON IN GOD’S PLAN OF LOVE
a. Trinitarian love, the origin and goal of the human person
b. Christian salvation: for all people and the whole person
c. The disciple of Christ as a new creation
d. The transcendence of salvation and the autonomy of earthly realities

IV. GOD’S PLAN AND THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH
a. The Church, sign and defender of the transcendence of the human person
b. The Church, the Kingdom of God and the renewal of social relations
c. New heavens and a new earth
d. Mary and her “fiat” in God’s plan of love

RN21 – Regnum Novum – “Evangelization and Social Doctrine” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 2 Section 1

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Episode 21- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez – We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 2 Section 1

CHAPTER TWO
THE CHURCH’S MISSION AND SOCIAL DOCTRINE

I. EVANGELIZATION AND SOCIAL DOCTRINE
a. The Church, God’s dwelling place with men and women
b. Enriching and permeating society with the Gospel
c. Social doctrine, evangelization and human promotion
d. The rights and duties of the Church

RN22 – Regnum Novum – ” The Nature of the Church’s Social Doctrine” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 2 Section

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We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 2 Section 2

CHAPTER TWO
THE CHURCH’S MISSION AND SOCIAL DOCTRINE

II. THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH’S SOCIAL DOCTRINE
a. Knowledge illuminated by faith
b. In friendly dialogue with all branches of knowledge
c. An expression of the Church’s ministry of teaching
d. For a society reconciled in justice and love
e. A message for the sons and daughters of the Church and for humanity
f. Under the sign of continuity and renewal

RN23 – Regnum Novum – “The Human Person as the Image of God” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 3 Section 1 & 2

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We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 3 Section 1 & 2

CHAPTER THREE
THE HUMAN PERSON AND HUMAN RIGHTS

I. SOCIAL DOCTRINE AND THE PERSONALIST PRINCIPLE

II. THE HUMAN PERSON AS THE “IMAGO DEI”
a. Creatures in the image of God
b. The tragedy of sin
c. The universality of sin and the universality of salvation

RN25 – Regnum Novum – “The Equal Dignity of All People” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 3 Section 3

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CHAPTER THREE
THE HUMAN PERSON AND HUMAN RIGHTS

III. THE MANY ASPECTS OF THE HUMAN PERSON
D. The equal dignity of all people
E. The social nature of human beings

IV. HUMAN RIGHTS
a. The value of human rights
b. The specification of rights
c. Rights and duties
d. Rights of peoples and nations
e. Filling in the gap between the letter and the spirit

RN26 – Regnum Novum – “The Common Good” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 4 Section 1

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We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 4 Section 1

CHAPTER FOUR
PRINCIPLES OF THE CHURCH’S SOCIAL DOCTRINE

I. MEANING AND UNITY

II. THE PRINCIPLE OF THE COMMON GOOD
a. Meaning and primary implications
b. Responsibility of everyone for the common good
c. Tasks of the political community

III. THE UNIVERSAL DESTINATION OF GOODS
a. Origin and meaning
b. The universal destination of goods and private property
c. The universal destination of goods and the preferential option for the poor

RN27 – Regnum Novum – “The Principles of Subsidiarity and Participation” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 4 Section 4 – 6

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CHAPTER FOUR
PRINCIPLES OF THE CHURCH’S SOCIAL DOCTRINE

IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY
a. Origin and meaning
b. Concrete indications

V. PARTICIPATION
a. Meaning and value
b. Participation and democracy

VI. THE PRINCIPLE OF SOLIDARITY
a. Meaning and value
b. Solidarity as a social principle and a moral virtue
c. Solidarity and the common growth of mankind
d. Solidarity in the life and message of Jesus Christ

RN28 – Regnum Novum – “The Family, the Vital Cell of Society” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 5

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- We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 5

CHAPTER FIVE
THE FAMILY, THE VITAL CELL OF SOCIETY

I. THE FAMILY, THE FIRST NATURAL SOCIETY
a. Importance of the family for the person
b. Importance of the family for society

II. MARRIAGE, THE FOUNDATION OF THE FAMILY
a. The value of marriage
b. The sacrament of marriage

RN29 – Regnum Novum – “Marriage, the foundation of the family” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 5

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CHAPTER FIVE
THE FAMILY, THE VITAL CELL OF SOCIETY

II. MARRIAGE, THE FOUNDATION OF THE FAMILY
a. The value of marriage
b. The sacrament of marriage

III. THE SOCIAL SUBJECTIVITY OF THE FAMILY
a. Love and the formation of a community of persons
b. The family is the sanctuary of life
c. The task of educating
d. The dignity and rights of children

IV. THE FAMILY AS ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN SOCIAL LIFE
a. Solidarity in the family
b. The family, economic life and work

V. SOCIETY AT THE SERVICE OF THE FAMILY

RN30 – Regnum Novum – “The Dignity of Work” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 6

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CHAPTER SIX
HUMAN WORK

I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS
a. The duty to cultivate and care for the earth
b. Jesus, a man of work
c. The duty to work

II. THE PROPHETIC VALUE OF “RERUM NOVARUM”

III. THE DIGNITY OF WORK
a. The subjective and objective dimensions of work
b. The relationship between labour and capital
c. Work, the right to participate
d. The relationship between labour and private property
e. Rest from work

RN31 – Regnum Novum – “The Right to Work” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 6

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We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 6 – The Right to Work

CHAPTER SIX
HUMAN WORK

V. THE RIGHT TO WORK
a. Work is necessary
b. The role of the State and civil society in promoting the right to work
c. The family and the right to work
d. Women and the right to work
e. Child labour
f. Immigration and work
g. The world of agriculture and the right to work

RN32 – Regnum Novum – “The Right to Work and the Issue of Immigration” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 6

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We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 6 – on how the Right to Work can be seen as a pro-life issue. We also discuss the issue of immigration.

RN33 – Regnum Novum – “Economic Life” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 7 part 1

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Episode 33- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez – We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 7 – What is “economics” and why does the Church have a role in how it is lived out? Who are the poor? How are we called to live out our Catholic faith in the area of the “economy”?

CHAPTER SEVEN
ECONOMIC LIFE

I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS
a. Man, poverty and riches
b. Wealth exists to be shared

328. Goods, even when legitimately owned, always have a universal destination; any type of improper accumulation is immoral, because it openly contradicts the universal destination assigned to all goods by the Creator. Christian salvation is an integral liberation of man, which means being freed not only from need but also in respect to possessions. “For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith” (1 Tim 6:10). The Fathers of the Church insist more on the need for the conversion and transformation of the consciences of believers than on the need to change the social and political structures of their day. They call on those who work in the economic sphere and who possess goods to consider themselves administrators of the goods that God has entrusted to them.

II. MORALITY AND THE ECONOMY

RNPF – Regnum Novum – Pope Francis

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In this special edition we discuss Pope Francis – who is he and what might his message be.

RN34 – Regnum Novum – “The Political Community” in the Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 8 part 1

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Episode 34- Regnum Novum: Bringing forth the New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching with Omar Gutierrez – We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 8 – part 1 The Political Community. What is the biblical basis for this social teaching? What is the purpose of the political community? What is the basis for morally legitimate authority?

CHAPTER EIGHT
THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY

I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS
a. God’s dominion
b. Jesus and political authority
c. The early Christian communities

II. FOUNDATION AND PURPOSE OF THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY
a. Political community, the human person and a people
b. Defending and promoting human rights
c. Social life based on civil friendship

III. POLITICAL AUTHORITY
a. The foundation of political authority
b. Authority as moral force

RN35 – Regnum Novum – “The Political Community” part 2 – Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 8

We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 8 – part 2 The Political Community. We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 8 – part 2 The Political Community. What influences the “political community”? What is “religious freedom”

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CHAPTER EIGHT
THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY

IV. THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM
a. Values and democracy
b. Institutions and democracy
c. Moral components of political representation
d. Instruments for political participation
e. Information and democracy

V. THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY AT THE SERVICE OF CIVIL SOCIETY
a. Value of civil society
b. Priority of civil society
c. Application of the principle of subsidiarity

VI. THE STATE AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES
A. Religious freedom, a fundamental human right
B. The Catholic Church and the political community

a. Autonomy and independence
b. Cooperation

RN36 – Regnum Novum – “The International Community” – Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 9

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CHAPTER NINE
THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS
a. Unity of the human family
b. Jesus Christ, prototype and foundation of the new humanity
c. The universal vocation of Christianity

II. THE FUNDAMENTAL RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
a. The international community and values
b. Relations based on harmony between the juridical and moral orders

III. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
a. The value of international organizations
b. The juridical personality of the Holy See

IV. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
a. Cooperation to guarantee the right to development
b. The fight against poverty
c. Foreign debt

RN37 – Regnum Novum – “Safeguarding the Environment” – Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 10

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CHAPTER TEN
SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT

I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS

II. MAN AND THE UNIVERSE OF CREATED THINGS

III. THE CRISIS IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND THE ENVIRONMENT

IV. A COMMON RESPONSIBILITY
a. The environment, a collective good
b. The use of biotechnology
c. The environment and the sharing of goods
d. New lifestyles

RN38 – Regnum Novum – “Promotion of Peace” – Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 11

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CHAPTER ELEVEN
THE PROMOTION OF PEACE

I. BIBLICAL ASPECTS

II. PEACE: THE FRUIT OF JUSTICE AND LOVE

III. THE FAILURE OF PEACE: WAR
a. Legitimate defence
b. Defending peace
c. The duty to protect the innocent
d. Measures against those who threaten peace
e. Disarmament
f. The condemnation of terrorism

IV. THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE CHURCH TO PEACE

RN39 – Regnum Novum – “Pastoral Action – What it looks like” – Compendium of Social Doctrine Chap 12 pt 1

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We continue the study of the “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church” Chapter 12 “Social Doctrine and Ecclesial Action”

CHAPTER TWELVE
SOCIAL DOCTRINE AND ECCLESIAL ACTION

I. PASTORAL ACTION IN THE SOCIAL FIELD
a. Social doctrine and the inculturation of faith
b. Social doctrine and social pastoral activity
c. Social doctrine and formation
d. Promoting dialogue
e. The subjects of social pastoral activity

Historical Perspective…Encyclicals, Apostolic Constitutions, etc…

RERUM NOVARUM (On the Condition of Labor)
Pope Leo XIII, May 15, 1891
This work addresses the deplorable plight of the industrial workers in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. It calls for the protection of the weak and the poor through the perfection of justice by charity, while excluding socialism and class struggle as legitimate principles of change. It affirms:
* the dignity of work,
* the right to private property,
* the right to from and join professional associations.

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QUADRAGESIMO ANNO (On the Reconstruction of the Social Order)
Written in response to the alarming concentration of wealth and power in the socioeconomic realism, Pius XI calls for the re-establishment of a social order based on the principle of subsidiarity. In commemorating the 40th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, this encyclical reaffirms the need for a social order founded on and animated by justice and charity.
Pope Pius XI, May 15, 1931

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MATER  ET MAGISTRA (Christianity and Social Progress)
Pope John XX III, May 15, 1961
This work affirmed the role of the Church as a teacher distinguishing good and evil, and as a nurturing mother to the poor and oppressed, John XXIII calls for a greater awareness of the need for all peoples to live as one community with a common good. Special attention is focused on the plight of the farmers and farm workers in depressed rural, agricultural economies.
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GAUDIEM ET SPES (The Church in the Modern World)
Vatican II, December 7, 1965
Calling for a new sense of service by the church in a rapidly changing world, the Council systematically presents the ethical framework of the church’s commitment to pastoral work in the world. This servant Church addresses itself to the real concerns and problems faced by Christians living in the modern age and calls for a development based on an unqualified acceptance of the inherent dignity of the human person.
Pope Pius XI, May 15, 1931

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The Work of Pope Benedict XVI

CARITAS IN VERITATE  (Charity In Truth)
Pope Benedict XIV,  June 29, 2009
This encyclical shows the role of charity and truth in life and gives insight on the current economic conditions of the world today and builds on Populorum Progressio. The United States Conference of Catholic bishops stated, “The encyclical offers sound reflections on the vocation of human development as well as on the moral principles on which a global economy must be based. It challenges business enterprises, governments, unions and individuals to reexamine their economic responsibilities in the light of charity governed by truth.

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ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS

*The Apostolic Constitution that has been prepared in response to “many requests” from groups of Anglican clergy and faithful wanting to enter into full communion with the Church.

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Anglicanorum Coetibus as found on the Vatican website