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What does Caritas stand for?

Caritas may refer to: The Latin term for charity, one of the three theological virtues. Inspired by Catholic faith, Caritas is the helping hand of the Church – reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love.

 

Caritas shares the mission of the Church. It's an ordered service to the community. Inspired by Gospel values and the Catholic Social Teaching, Caritas responds to disasters, promotes integral human development and advocates on the causes of poverty and conflict.

 

Caritas is committed to solidarity among all peoples, but particularly with poor people, seeing the world through their eyes, and recognising the interdependence of the human family. Solidarity includes the persevering determination to work for the common good.

 

What are the 3 aspects of Catholic social teaching?

The principles of Catholic Social Teaching:

Human Dignity.

Solidarity.

Subsidiarity.

Caritas in Action

Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice.
 
It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or times when we do “religious things.” It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen.
 
Our part in this story is a kind-of vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters. It is something that we all share.
Caritas in Action provides a unique cross-curriculum and multi key stage approach for embedding the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
 
A must for all schools, colleges and those seeking to engage young people of all ages in expressing their faith through social justice and action

The Caritas Ambassadors came together today to practise their speech in family mass to the parishioners in Sunday!

Today we had the interviews for the Caritas Ambassadors after the tough job of reading all the amazing application letters. We were very lucky that Mr Johnson- our chair of governors- was able to join us for the interviews!

Our first meeting as Caritas Ambassadors discussing and preparing all the social justice issues we would like to tackle ready for our presentation and commissioning on the 28th April!

We had a fantastic day at the Caritas Ambassador training and commissioning today! It was such a special day, thank you Sister Judith for sharing all your knowledge and Bishop David for leading our special service,

James Morris- our local MP- visited our school today! We took this opportunity to interview him about issues that we are trying to tackle as Caritas Ambassadors such as poverty in our local area, homelessness, climate change and the refugee crisis.


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