St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School

Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching is ‘an aspect of the life and the thinking of the Catholic Church.’ It concerns what the Church has to say about social issues and the way in which Catholic faith should be lived out within society. These teachings are rooted in Scripture and especially in the teachings of Jesus found in the Gospels. At St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School, Catholic Social Teaching, underpins our curriculum and day-to-day school life. 

The main principles of Catholic Social Teaching are outlined below. As with all Catholic Social Teaching's, these principles relate to all people at a local, national and global level and the Church calls upon us to be aware and act upon injustices and inequalities.

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  • The Dignity of the Human Person
  • Family and Community
  • Solidarity and the Common Good
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • Stewardship of God's Creation
  • The Dignity of Work





CAFOD Catholic Social Teaching

CAFOD have produced a short video to summarise Catholic Social Teaching which can be viewed below: