St Adrian’s will continue to ensure that all members of our community understand the principle underpinning the ‘common good’. That it is the care for the greatest good of all persons.
“Because we are interdependent, the common good is more like a multiplication sum, where if any one number is zero then the total is always zero. If anyone is left out and deprived of what is essential, then the common good has been betrayed.” – The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Choosing the Common Good, paragraph 8.
Catholic Social Teaching
“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of His love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
“The theological dimension is needed both for interpreting and for solving present day problems in human society”
Saint John Paul II, Centesimus Annus
“The common good is the sum of those conditions of social life which allow social groups and their individual members relatively thorough and ready access to their own fulfillment”
The themes of Catholic Social Teaching are:
Community and Participation
Care for Creation
Dignity in Work
Peace & Reconciliation
Find out more at: http://www.catholicsocialteaching.org.uk/
Drawing on the words of St Paul, Christianity traditionally teaches that there are three virtues that are to be prized over all the others: faith, hope and charity.
“Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbour as ourselves for the love of God.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 1822
Over the last two years the school has supported the following charities: