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Sandie Cornish studied Catholic Social Teaching at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and has worked in faith-based social justice organisations at the local, national and Asia Pacific levels. She blogs at social-spirituality.net.
I’m sure that most people have a pretty good idea what the Catholic Church teaches about sex before marriage, and about abortion – but what about the death penalty, or a just wage, or the tax-transfer system? The Catholic Church has teachings on issues of justice in society, peace, and the environment. That whole area of Catholic teaching is known as Catholic Social Teaching.