What I propose to do is to create a resource document,
accompanied by a bibliography, which provides an outline and summary of Catholic social teaching, and which can be used by those who work with adult groups: RCIA programs, adult religious
education, justice and peace committees. Of course, the material can
be utilized by other adult groups in the parish or the diocese and
by individuals who are sufficiently self-disciplined to study on
their own. The ultimate goal of the presentation is to assist adult
members of the Catholic Church in perceiving the relationship
between religion and politics, liberation and salvation, faith and
praxis, liturgy and justice. To accomplish what I consider the
ultimate goal, reading what follows will not satisfy anyone wanting
more than a superficial understanding of the subject, reading the
actual Church documents that present the Church's social doctrine
is a "conditio sine qua non" for those who hunger for the "bread"
that will satisfy. If what is presented in the following encourages
people to read the actual documents then I will consider myself
sufficiently rewarded for my efforts.