The middle school youth will discover the teachings of the Church regarding how to care for others and create a just society.
One of the best-kept secrets in the Catholic Church is the Catholic social teachings. Many of us are aware of the corporal works of mercy (feed the hungry, clothe the naked, etc.) but we may not be aware of the Church’s call of how to put that into practice. We must help those who live in our cities, our states, our countries and throughout the world.
Although the Catholic social teachings, in their current form, are a more modern construction, the ideals behind them have been written about in papal encyclicals and Church teachings for quite some time.
“The Church’s social teaching comprises a body of doctrine, which is articulated as the Church interprets events in the course of history, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, in the light of the whole of what has been revealed by Jesus Christ. This teaching can be more easily accepted by men of good will, the more the faithful let themselves be guided by it” (CCC 2422).