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Definitions Of The Key Elements From The Catholic Social Teaching

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This section presents the definitions of the key elements from the catholic social teaching. The key elements include dignity of the human person, the supremacy of truth, the common good and justice for all. The supreme good and moral good meet in truth: the truth of God, the Creator and Redeemer, and the truth of man, created and redeemed by him. By the common good is to be understood "the sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily". Justice for all is based on the joint principles of solidarity and subsidiarity. The principle of subsidiarity is opposed to all forms of collectivism. It sets limits for state intervention. It aims at harmonising the relationships between individuals and societies. It tends toward the establishment of true international order.

Keywords: Catholic social teaching; solidarity; subsidiarity; supremacy of truth

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