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Catholic Social Teachings

  1. 4. <ul><li>Catholic Social Teaching : (CST ) </li></ul><ul><li>principles of action </li></ul><ul><li>guides to social responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>NOT primarily solutions but </li></ul><ul><li>moral principles and priorities </li></ul><ul><li>studies made by: </li></ul><ul><li> Scholars </li></ul><ul><li>Social activists </li></ul><ul><li>Church leaders </li></ul>
  2. 5. CST: 1. RERUM NOVARUM Condition of Labor 2. QUADRAGESIMO ANNO Reconstruction of the Social Order 3. MATER ET MAGISTRA Christianity and Social Progress 4. PACEM IN TERRIS Peace on Earth 5. GAUDIUM ET SPES Church in the Modern World 6. POPULORUM PROGRESSIO On the Development of People 7. OCTOGESIMA ADVENIENS A Call to Action 8. JUSTITIA IN MUNDO Justice in the World 9. EVANGELII NUNTIANDI Evangelization in the Modern World 10. LABOREM EXERCENS On Human Work 11. SOLLICITUDO REI SOCIALIS On Social Concern 12. CENTESSIMUS ANNUS 100 th Anniversary
  3. 6. <ul><li>deals with the appalling situation of workers in the hands of capitalists </li></ul><ul><li>speaks of just wages and good working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Rerum Novarum </li></ul><ul><li>Condition of Labor </li></ul>
  4. 7. Clearly, one who gets even the highest minimum wage of P350 is still 46% short of the needed budget for the day .
  5. 8. 2. Quadragesimo Anno Reconstruction of the Social Order <ul><li>40 years after Rerum Novarum; reiterates and expands the themes of Rerum Novarum </li></ul><ul><li>deals with </li></ul><ul><li>- monopoly of production </li></ul><ul><li>- massive depression </li></ul><ul><li>- economic slavery </li></ul><ul><li>- child labor </li></ul>
  6. 10. 3. Mater et Magistra Christianity and Social Progress <ul><li>introduced the concept </li></ul><ul><li>international economic system </li></ul><ul><li>global interdependence </li></ul><ul><li>responsibility of rich countries </li></ul><ul><li>deals with issues of developed and underdeveloped countries; world population and resources </li></ul>
  7. 11. Visiting Forces Agreement: Prostitution: Videoke Bars featuring scantily dressed women have suddenly sprouted near camps where American soldiers are staying. Even in conservative Jolo, Sulu, prostituted women multiplied from 21 to 100 where majority of them are very young. 82 cases of sexual abuse against women 15 cases of sexual abuse against children
  8. 12. 4. Pacem in Terris Peace on Earth <ul><li>significant influence on * Second Vatican Council </li></ul><ul><li>written amid worldwide concern about nuclear war </li></ul><ul><li>deals with the rights and duties of people and the significance of socialism </li></ul>*Second Vatican Council- is the 21 st council of the Roman Catholic Church. It initiated a new way of thinking in the Church.
  9. 13. Insert data on nuclear power of developed countries
  10. 14. 5. Gaudium et Spes Church in the Modern World <ul><li>it has the most authority in the Church’s social teaching documents </li></ul><ul><li>human beings as the source, center and purpose of all economic and social life </li></ul>
  11. 15. State Budget : Every Filipino is subsidized for a year with only: P1,508 for education 159 for health 34 for housing Comparative Prices of Drugs (all in pesos) DRUG NAME Norvasc P44.75 P5.00 P26.25   Bactrim P17.75 P0.69   P1.00 Ventolin inhaler P406.00   P231.00   Buscopan P9.61 P0.60     Voltaren P17.98 P0.92     Ponstan P20.98 P2.80   P1.48
  12. 16. 6. Populorum Progressio On the Development of People <ul><li>rich nations are called to help poor nations </li></ul><ul><li>integral development is the new name of peace, and peace means full human development </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>Philippines ’ current debt is P3.9T </li></ul><ul><li>(as of November 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Each Filipino owes (est. 88.7 M) P44,059 </li></ul><ul><li>Current Philippine budget allocation for debt is about 40%. </li></ul>The government has continuously depended on foreign loans and investments to augment the financial needs of the country .
  14. 18. 7. Octogesima Adveniens A call to Action <ul><li>80 years after Rerum Novarum </li></ul><ul><li>deals with issues on capitalism and pitiful condition of women and youth </li></ul><ul><li>The Church and its members must: </li></ul><ul><li>reflect on the contemporary situations </li></ul><ul><li>apply the gospel principles </li></ul><ul><li>take moral actions </li></ul><ul><li>even with political areas when appropriate </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>11 women die every day because 3 out of 5 give birth without a doctor’s professional assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>800,000 give birth with the help of a local “hilot” or an unprofessional midwife. </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>One woman is raped every eight hours while a child is raped every hour </li></ul><ul><li>A woman is battered every three hours while a child is maltreated every hour and a half </li></ul><ul><li>And a woman or child is sexually harassed every 18 hours . </li></ul>
  17. 21. 8. Justitia in Mundo Justice in the World <ul><li>Written by a gathering of bishops around the world many from underdeveloped countries </li></ul><ul><li>deals with issues on domination , oppression and other forms of abuse worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>“ Christian love of neighbor cannot be separated.” JM 34 </li></ul>
  18. 22. 9. Evangelii Nuntiandi Evangelization in the Modern World <ul><li>deals with meaning of evangelization. To evangelize includes the work for justice and liberation </li></ul><ul><li>stresses on the role of the Church to spread the Gospel to the people of the 20 th century in ways understandable to them </li></ul>
  19. 23. 10. Laborem Exercens On Human Work <ul><li>focus on one topic: </li></ul><ul><li>human work </li></ul><ul><li>stresses that work must </li></ul><ul><li>increase human dignity </li></ul><ul><li>concludes that anything- </li></ul><ul><li>people, systems, ideologies </li></ul><ul><li>that opposes the dignity of work </li></ul><ul><li>definitely contributes to social </li></ul><ul><li>injustice </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>TOP TEN DESTINATIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>UAE </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>Brunei </li></ul><ul><li>7 out of 10 who leave daily are women. </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas work : originally a temporary relief; now a vast dollar-earning venture </li></ul><ul><li>There are not enough permanent jobs for the huge labor force in the Phil . </li></ul>
  21. 25. 11. Sollicitudo Rei Socialis On Social Concern <ul><li>deals with total human development covering all aspects: </li></ul><ul><li>- economic </li></ul><ul><li>-political </li></ul><ul><li>-cultural </li></ul><ul><li>-spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>development cannot be defined purely in economic terms </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li>6,000 doctors studying as nurses to go abroad (2005), 66% higher than those who studied in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Two million math and science teachers needed in the US for the next 10 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Lucrative pay: </li></ul><ul><li>(doctors as nurses) abroad: </li></ul><ul><li>US $3,000 to US $4,000 </li></ul><ul><li>A local programmer gets $250 to $700 while an American programmer gets $1,600 to $3,600. </li></ul>Alarming trend: Exodus of highly-skilled Filipinos
  23. 27. 12. Centessimus Annus 100 th year Anniversary <ul><li>reviews of the fundamental social teachings of the Church. </li></ul><ul><li>concludes that the CST are a valid instrument for evangelization. </li></ul>
  24. 28. The End