Structures

Catholic Social Thought can be used to examine and reflect upon society.

In Centesimus Annus, Pope John Paul II ordered society at large into three distinct but interwoven spheres of Culture, Politics, and Economics, emphasizing that of these three, culture is the most important. Prior to Centesimus Annus, society was viewed as the interplay between politics and economics.

The addition of culture, as the most important element, has great implications in how we approach “society” with and through Catholic Social Teaching.

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Consumerism arises from a misunderstanding about the meaning of life and the real source of human happiness: consumerism is the mistaken idea that the consumption of things and experiences leads to happiness. It is an addiction to buying things, to spending money, as a solution to the lack of happiness and peace in one’s life, in one’s family. Read more