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MO60DE Diocese of Harrisburg - Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching (CST) has been referred to as the Church’s “best kept secret.” The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic principles of this teaching, its place within Catholic doctrine, and the principle of social justice as a central component of CST. Catholics in recent years have had considerable difficulty reconciling their faith, including the explicit teachings of CST, with the political choices offered in American politics. This course will consider Catholic Social Teaching’s relation to contemporary American ideologies. It will examine the policy implications of CST for various "hot" topics related to social justice.