Category Archives: CSDC 91 Days, 2014

Join the six Catholic dioceses in Illinois with the Illinois Catholic Conference as we go through the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church in 91 days starting Ash Wednesday 2014 and ending Easter Sunday. Ask questions and join the discussion on any post under this category.

Compendium Reading Day 7: Discuss

Today we finished up our first week of reading through the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. (Here’s the reading)

Let’s re-read paragraph 33 of the CSDC:

The commandment of mutual love, which represents the law of life for God’s people,must inspire, purify and elevate all human relationships in society and in politics. “To be human means to be called to interpersonal communion”, because the image and the likeness of the Trinitarian God are the basis of the whole of “human ethos‘, which reaches its apex in the commandment of love”. The modern cultural, social, economic and political phenomenon of interdependence, which intensifies and makes particularly evident the bonds that unite the human family, accentuates once more, in the light of Revelation, “a new model of the unity of the human race, which must ultimately inspire our solidarity. This supreme model of unity, which is a reflection of the intimate life of God, one God in three Persons, is what we Christians mean by the word ‘communion‘”.

It is important to ask ourselves the following question, “How do we actualize Trinitarian love in things like the economy?”

Let’s transform our society so that all things we do are done in mutual love.

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Compendium Reading Day 3: Discuss

This 3rd day of the reading gives us the beginning of the introduction.

Salvation is attained in the new life that awaits the righteous after death, but Salvation also “permeates this world in the realities of the economy and labour, of technology and communications, of society and politics, of the international community and the relations among cultures and peoples.”

The social doctrine of the church, “the expression of God’s love for the world,” is an essential part of the proclamation of the Good News.

How do we, the laity, continue the transmission of the Gospel and transform the social structures around the world according to God’s will?

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