Catholic Social Teaching: The Common Good

What is ‘true community’?

The common good is reached when we work together to improve the wellbeing of people in our society and the wider world. In line with Catholic Social Teaching, the rights of the individual to personal possessions and community resources must be balanced with the needs of the disadvantaged and dispossessed.

Catholic Social Teaching is deeply embedded in the operations of Caritas Australia. Priority is given to development programs which involve collaboration with all relevant sectors of the community to further the common good.

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Embed Catholic Social Teaching principles in your classroom. 

Lower Primary F-2

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Middle Primary 3-4

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Upper Primary 5-6

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Secondary 7-12

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