Catholic Social Teaching Good Stewardship Of Creation

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An introduction to the Catholic social teaching of Good Stewardship of Creation. We are all called to respect and take care of God's creation.

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Catholic Social Teaching Good Stewardship Of Creation

  1. 1. Catholic Social Teaching Good Stewardship and Care of Creation The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart  USA Province 305 S. Lake Street, PO Box 270  Aurora, IL 60507 (630) 892-2371  info@misacor-usa.org
  2. 2. God gave humans dominion over the earth’s resources.
  3. 3. The goods of creation are intended for the common good of all human beings.
  4. 4. We are responsible for caring for the earth, using its resources wisely, and preserving these resources for future generations.
  5. 5. We must respect the integrity of all creation. Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2415
  6. 6. Humans should treat animals with kindness because they are God’s creatures and their existence glorifies him. Animals are entrusted to the stewardship of human beings and it is morally permissible to domesticate them or use them for food and clothing.
  7. 7. However, it goes against human dignity to cause any animal to suffer or die needlessly. Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2416-2418
  8. 8. We show respect for the Creator by caring for all of his creation. We respect creation when we treat animals humanely. We care for creation when we use the earth’s resources wisely, when we are careful not to waste energy or natural resources such as oil, when we reuse instead of throw out.
  9. 9. We care for creation when we are careful not to pollute our environment and when we work to clean up pollution that has already occurred.
  10. 10. We can each be a good steward of the earth, finding ways to live more in harmony with nature and to respect all of God’s creation.

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