Before the pipe was installed, Thandolwayo would miss school because she had to walk over 5 km a day to collect water. Now she is able to spend more time at school, and hopes to become a nurse. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Catholic Social Teaching

Our work is informed by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which guide us in all spheres of life – the economic, political, personal and spiritual.

With human dignity at its centre, a holistic approach to development founded on the principles of CST, is what Pope Paul VI called ‘authentic development’. Explore the Catholic Social Teaching principles and how they guide our work.

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Students in Cambodia. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

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