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Bible Study Evangelista - 02 Life & Dignity, The Seven Principles of Catholic Social Justice

July 6, 2020

Category: Social Justice Tag: Beatitudes, Bible reading, faith, faith and works, social justice

“Human persons are willed by God: they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are.” -St. JPII

Topics Discussed:

Catholic social justice principle #1, the life and dignity of the human person

The Beatitudes as model for the justice of the Kingdom of God

Overview:

Minutes 00:12:00 – Life and dignity of the human person

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Beatitudes 1 &5 and 2&6

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Josh, my nephew with Downs Syndrome

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Beatitudes 3&7 and 4&8, how two seemingly opposite “sides” of social justice issues can actually be working toward social justice in two equally important, but different, areas

Additional Resources:

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB

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