Catholic Social Teaching 101

Catholic Social Teaching 101

7 Episodes

CST 101 is a collaborative seven-part video and discussion guide series on Catholic social teaching presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services. The series brings the themes of Catholic social teaching to life and inspires us to put our faith into action. The seven short videos allow viewers to hear from Catholic leaders like Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, President, Caritas Internationalis; Monsignor Ray East, Archdiocese of Washington; Sean Callahan, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services; and more. Each episode shows the development of a beautiful painted representation of the featured Catholic social teaching, courtesy of Brother Mickey McGrath.
The videos and discussion guides are suggested for use in adult faith formation settings, high school theology classes, lay ministry formation and to prepare groups for service trips. Catechists and teachers can utilize the videos and materials to present Catholic social teaching in an accessible and engaging format that brings our Gospel call to action to life.

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Catholic Social Teaching 101
  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person

    Episode 1

    Part of a collaborative seven-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Learn from Bishop Robert Barron, Jonathan Reyes and Helen Alvare as they discuss the dignity of the human person and our right to life.

  • Care of God's Creation

    Episode 2

    Part of a collaborative seven-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Hear from Father James Martin, Dr. Carolyn Woo and Cardinal Peter Turkson as they discuss care of God's creation.

  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

    Episode 3

    Part of a collaborative seven-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Learn from Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Father James Martin, Kerry Weber and Thomas Awiapo as they discuss how a weighted concern must be given to the needs of the poor...

  • Call to Family, Community and Participation

    Episode 4

    Part of a collaborative seven-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Learn from Lisa Hendey, Monsignor Ray East and Jonathan Reyes as they discuss the call to family, community and participation.

  • Rights and Responsibilities

    Episode 5

    Part of a collaborative seven-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Learn from Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Helen Alvere and Bill O'Keefe as they discuss how every person has basic rights and responsibilities that flow from our human dignity.

  • Solidarity

    Episode 6

    Part of a collaborative seven-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Learn from Sister Ruth Bolarte, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle and Sean Callahan as they discuss how we are all part of one human family.

  • The Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers

    Episode 7

    Part of a collaborative seven-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Learn from Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Monsignor Ray East and Joan Rosenhauer as they discuss the dignity of work and the rights of workers.

  • CST 101 Discussion Guide

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