Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice.


It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or times when we do “religious things.” It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen.


Our part in this is a vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters. It is something that we all share.


The Catholic Church has principles of social teaching that we share with our children through all that we do, through the curriculum, special events and activity and through our ordinary actions in school.

Life and dignity of human person

The Common Good

Family, community and participation

Rights and Responsibilities

Option for the poor and vulnerable

Dignity and rights of workers

Distributive justice

Solidarity

Care for creation (stewardship)

Promoting peace

Assembly Reflections

Each week we reflect on a principal and sometimes respond as a class. See below our thoughts as a class on the questions posed by Mrs Coward during Expectations Assembly.

Copy of Advent 2021 Reflections

Catholic Social Teaching at STM


Year 6 - The current topic for Year 6 is Justice. The children have been looking at Oscar Romero and how he fought for justice for the homeless and poor. In our lesson, we have linked what Oscar Romero has fought for to our own lives and how we can use our rights and aspects of Catholic Social Teaching to help and make a change. We used readings linking to Human dignity, Solidarity and the Common Good. We have also completed work on Martin Luther King and linked our dreams to aspects of Catholic Social Teaching and our Unicef rights.