Strand: Church and Tradition (CTPCE3)

Post Compulsory

In light of recognition by The Church that all are created in the image of God, Christians are called to care for the marginalised and vulnerable of the world; this understanding finds expression as a preferential option for the poor.

Critically examine the principles of Catholic Social Teaching in light of contemporary social and personal issues that affect the marginalised and vulnerable of the world.



From the perspective of faith, Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, calls and empowers Christians to work for the liberation of all people. Christians are called to read the signs of the times in terms of the significant (positive and negative) movements throughout the world in which they live. They are called on to reflect and act on them in ways that bring about the transformation of the world. The dignity of each human person requires the pursuit of the common good in a spirit of solidarity. Christians are called to create and support institutions and networks that enhance people's opportunities for their full human development. Living in a global community calls for respect and action for justice of behalf of all creation.

A clear explanation of the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) can be found on Caritas website
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