Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is rooted in Scripture, formed by the wisdom of Church leaders. It is our moral compass which helps guide us on how to live out our faith in the world. CST calls us as a school to work for the common good, help build a just society, uphold the dignity of human life and work for the justice and dignity of all of our brothers and sisters.
Catholic Social Teaching is exactly that… social.
We, as God's family, are called to love our neighbours in every situation, especially our global neighbours living in poverty. Following in the footsteps of Christ, we hope to make present in our unjust and broken world, the justice, love and peace of God.
Pope Benedict wrote:
“No man is an island, entire of itself. Our lives are involved with one another, through innumerable interactions they are linked together. The lives of others continually spill over into mine: in what I think, say, do and achieve, and therefore my life spills over into that of others.”
Catholic Social Teaching calls us as a school to work for the common good, help build a just society, uphold the dignity of human life and work for the justice and dignity of all of our brothers and sisters.
Catholic Social Teaching in 3 minutes.mp4
To mark the start of Lent, the children are taking part in a Lenten prayer walk to think about how this season enables us to make positive changes for the better which also link to our Catholic Social Teachings. All children are invited to think about themselves and how important they are as part of God’s family.
Click on the stars below to see what these principles mean and how we show these within our school community.