Structures

Catholic Social Thought can be used to examine and reflect upon society.

In Centesimus Annus, Pope John Paul II ordered society at large into three distinct but interwoven spheres of Culture, Politics, and Economics, emphasizing that of these three, culture is the most important. Prior to Centesimus Annus, society was viewed as the interplay between politics and economics.

The addition of culture, as the most important element, has great implications in how we approach “society” with and through Catholic Social Teaching.

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