Students will understand that…. The economy is meant to serve human needs. God intended created goods to serve the whole of humanity.
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God intended created goods to serve the whole of humanity.
Authentic moral character includes the practice of the virtues of temperance, so as to moderate attachment to this world's goods; the practice of the virtue of justice, to preserve our neighbor's rights and render him what is his due; and the practice of solidarity, in accordance with the golden rule and in keeping with the generosity of the Lord.
The fundamental obligation of political authority is to promote and protect the common good.
What does “thou shalt not steal” mean when I am one of the privileged few in a global economy of multitudes of poor and hungry people?
What does it mean when Jesus tells me, “Blessed are the poor” and “Woe to the rich”?
Do I benefit from economic practices which include the unjust exploitation of human beings and the senseless destruction of the environment?
How can I be empowered to struggle against coveting riches for the work I do, achieving vain honor in the world, or taking pride in my success so that I may live in simplicity, humility and love of others?