SATURDAY IN THE TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME
-From Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility
Four Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
(47) How we organize our society – in economics and politics, in law and policy – directly affects the common good and the capacity of individuals to develop their full potential. Every person and association has a right and a duty to participate actively in shaping society and to promote the well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
(48) The principle of subsidiarity reminds us that larger institutions in society should not overwhelm or interfere with smaller or local institutions, yet larger institutions have essential responsibilities when the more local institutions cannot adequately protect human dignity, meet human needs, and advance the common good.
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