Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice. It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan is not just limited to things ‘spiritual’ or times when we do ‘religious things.’ It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen. Our part in this story is a kind-of vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters. It is something that we all share.
The Catholic Church has six main principles of Catholic Social Teaching that we share with our children through all that we do, through the curriculum, assemblies, special events and activity throughout the school year. We use Westminster’s ‘Rooted in Love’ and CAFOD resources to support our Catholic Social Teaching.
Click on each heading below to find out more about each principle.