Mazenod Supports initiatives by the Office for Justice and Peace.
Social Justice at Mazenod is in full communication with Catholic Social Teaching. Mazenod Supports initiatives by the Office for Justice and Peace. These initiatives include: Aboriginal Reconciliation: Stand Up Against Poverty Campaign and is a member of the Bennison Society. In all matters of Justice, the person and ministry of Jesus is paramount.
Catholic Social Teaching – For a Society Reconciled in Justice and Love
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Catholics believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.
Call to Family, Community and Participation
Catholics believe that people have a right and duty to participate in society seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Rights and Responsibilities
Every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities – to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our Catholic Tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgement (Matt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.
The Dignity and Rights of Workers
If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected – the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to organise and join unions, to private property, and to ethical economic initiative.
We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, where ever they live. Learning to practice the virtues of solidarity means learning that “loving our neighbour” has global dimensions in an interdependent world.
Care of God’s Creation
We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all creation. This environmental challenge has fundamental and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored.