Cafod Faith In Action

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  • Cafod Faith In Action

    1. 1. Faith in action Section 2: Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching
    2. 2. <ul><li>Can you quote anything that the Bible says about wealth? </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus was friends with rich and poor people. </li></ul><ul><li>Much of Jesus’ teaching tells us to care for those in need and give justice to people living in poverty. </li></ul>What does the Bible say?
    3. 3. What does the Bible say? “ If you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon.” Isaiah 58:10
    4. 4. What does the Bible say? “ If there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don’t have enough to eat. What good is there in your saying to them, ‘God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!’ if you don’t give them the necessities of life?” James 2:15-16
    5. 5. What does the Bible say? <ul><li>“ I tell you in truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 25:40 </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>A collection of documents published by the Catholic Church over the last hundred years, including teachings about political, cultural and economic issues. </li></ul><ul><li>An important part of the Catholic faith. </li></ul><ul><li>It addresses modern day issues in the light of faith. </li></ul><ul><li>It inspires the work of CAFOD. </li></ul>What is Catholic Social Teaching?
    7. 7. <ul><li>“ God has made the earth and all that it contains for all to share. The earth’s goods must be divided fairly and this right of everyone to a just share comes first. All other rights must help, not block, this basic right of every human being.” </li></ul><ul><li>On the development of peoples, </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Paul VI, 1967 </li></ul>Catholic Social Teaching
    8. 8. <ul><li>“ The surplus riches of wealthy countries must help those countries still in need. It is still true, today, to say that charity begins at home. But home, today, is all the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>On the development of peoples, </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Paul VI, 1967 </li></ul>Catholic Social Teaching
    9. 9. “ It is not wrong to want to live better; what is wrong is a style of life, which is presumed to be better when it is directed towards 'having' rather than 'being'.” Centesimus Annus, Pope John Paul II,1991 Catholic Social Teaching
    10. 10. Picture credits: Annie Bungeroth, Freweini Gebre Mariam/EthiopiaLives.net, Marcella Haddad, Simon Rawles.

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