Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching The Church's social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. The depth and richness of this tradition can be understood best through a direct reading of these documents. In these brief reflections, we highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.
Born at Albany, N. Named pope while yet a subdeacon, to thwart the Monophysites.
Exiled through a forgery of his political and religious enemies, died of starvation in prison, probably in Silvia, Saint - The mother of St. She died in about Simeon - The second son of Jacob by Lia and patronymic ancestor of the Jewish tribe bearing that name Simeon, Holy - The 'just and devout' man of Jerusalem who according to the narrative of St.
Associated with the brown scapular. Died Simony - Usually defined 'a deliberate intention of buying or selling for a temporal price such things as are spiritual of annexed unto spirituals' Simplicius, Pope Saint - Reigned ; date of birth unknown; died 10 March, Sin - A moral evil Sinai - The mountain on which the Mosaic Law was given Sinaiticus, Codex - A Greek manuscript of the Old and New Testaments, of the greatest antiquity and value; found on Mount Sinai, in St.
Catherine's Monastery, by Constantine Tischendorf Sioux Indians - Provides information about their history, language, population, culture and religion Sirach, Book of - The longest of the deuterocanonical books of the Bible, and the last of the Sapiential writings in the Vulgate of the Old Testament Siricius, Pope Saint - Siricius condemned Jovinian, but this did not spare the pope from criticism by St.
Jerome Sisinnius, Pope - Successor of John VII, he was consecrated probably 15 January,and died after a brief pontificate of about three weeks; he was buried in St. Peter's Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Ohio - On 27 October,at the request of Bishop Fenwick of Cincinnati, several sisters from Mother Seton's community at Emmitsburg, Maryland, opened an orphanage, parochial school, and academy on Sycamore Street opposite the old cathedral, then occupying the present site of St.
Xavier's Church and college Sistine Choir - With the building by Sixtus IV of the church for the celebration of all papal functions since known as the Sistine Chapel, the original schola cantorum and subsequent capella pontificia or capella papale, which still retains more or less of the guild character, becomes the capella sistina, or Sistine Choir Six Days of Creation - Signifies a term of six days, or, technically, the history of the six days' work of creation, as contained in the first chapter of Genesis Sixtus I, Pope Saint - Martyr, reigned for ten years in the very early part of the second century Sixtus II, Pope Saint - This is the St.
Sixtus who is commemorated in the Eucharistic Prayer.
S Sloth - One of the seven capital sins. In general it means disinclination to labour or exertion Smalkaldic League - A politico-religious alliance formally concluded on 27 Feb.
It has been held that there is no distinct problem for a science of sociology, no feature of human society not already provided for in the accepted social sciences Socinianism - The body of doctrine held by one of the numerous Antitrinitarian sects to which the Reformation gave birth Socrates - Fourth-century Church historian Socrates - Greek philosopher B.
Sodality - It would not be possible to give a definition making a clear distinction between the sodalities and other confraternities; consequently the development and history of the sodalities are the same as those of the religious confraternities Sodality Confraternity - A voluntary association of the faithful, established and guided by competent ecclesiastical authority for the promotion of special works of Christian charity or piety Sodom and Gomorrha - They were situated in 'the country about the Jordan' Gen.
C Song, Religious - The general designation given to the numerous poetical and musical creations which have come into existence in the course of time and are used in connection with public Divine worship, but which are not included in the official liturgy on account of their more free and subjective character Son of God - Includes uses from the Old and New Testaments Son of Man - Several instances of its use are detailed Sophists - A group of Greek teachers who flourished at the end of the fifth century B.
C Sophonias - The ninth of the twelve Minor Prophets of the Canon of the Old Testament; preached and wrote in the second half of the seventh century B. A Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the Seven - The object of these feats is the spiritual martyrdom of the Mother of God and her compassion with the sufferings of her Divine Son Soter and Caius, Saints - Popes, having their feast together on 22 April Soul - The question of the reality of the soul and its distinction from the body is among the most important problems of philosophy, for with it is bound up the doctrine of a future life Soul, Faculties of the - Article covers the meaning and classification South Carolina - One of the thirteen original colonies of the United States Southwell, Venerable Robert - Biography of the English poet, Jesuit, and martyr.
He was hanged in Sozomen, Salaminius Hermias - One of the famous historians of the early Church, born at Bethelia, a small town near Gaza in Palestine Space - The idea of space is one of the most important in the philosophy of the material world; for centuries it has preoccupied and puzzled philosophers and psychologists Spain - This name properly signifies the whole peninsula which forms the south-western extremity of Europe.
Since the political separation of Portugal, however, the name has gradually come to be restricted to the largest of the four political divisions of the Peninsula: Born at Amsterdam, 24 Nov.
Criticizes excesses at both ends of the spectrum: The patron saint of Poland Stanza - An Italian word signifying room, chamber, apartment.
Stephen, Saint - First King of Hungary. Baptized at the age of 10 by St. Adalbert, and died in By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. Boarding schools are the most selective, competitive, and influential high schools in America.
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