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The Common Good

Following Catholic Social Teaching in the purusuit of the 'Common Good' is key to service within a parish and the wider community.

'In keeping with the social nature of man, the good of each individual is necessarily related to the common good,' Catechism of the Catholic Church # 1905

Pope Francis - Evangelli Gaudium

'...........the task of evangelization implies and demands the integral promotion of each human being. ..................Christian conversion demands reviewing especially those areas and aspects of life “related to the social order and the pursuit of the common good”. EG 182

'Evangelization also involves the path of dialogue. For the Church today, three areas of dialogue stand out where she needs to be present in order to promote full human development and to pursue the common good: dialogue with states, dialogue with society – including dialogue with cultures and the sciences – and dialogue with other believers who are not part of the Catholic Church.' EG 238

Links to Resources:

Catholic Social Teaching:

This site offers infomation and resources about the Church's teaching on social, political and economic issues.


'Calling People of Goodwill - The Bible and the Common Good'

This resource produced by the Bible Society provides six study sessions for individual or group discussion.

'A great resource. "Calling People of Goodwill" is a real treasure! It can truly help us all to get to grips with faith in action today.'

Cardinal Vincent Nichols