Christian Social Doctrine is based on the Ten Commandments and how one is to treat their neighbor. At the core is respect of the individual and the family. When state or governments present contrary doctrines that hurt the individual or families, then they transgress their authority. In particular, one thinks of two social ideals of the 20th Century, Capitalism and Communism. Both present unique challenges to human dignity in this fallen world and both deserve their own critique within the light of Christian morality. The video below looks at the Church’s response to Communism and Capitalism and how proper social doctrine with Christian standards views the relation of the individual, family and state.
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Please review the video below