Musings about the Catholic Social Doctrine takes a standpoint that challenges Catholics in particular and Christians in particular and Christians in general to accept that temporal or mundane matters in all spheres of human endeavor have a moral dimension founded on Gods law. For the author, the Christian faithful ought to know this divine precept so that they can engage themselves in a proper way as they live through the social reality.
The church’s teaching in this area of our humanity is what has been termed “Catholic Social Teaching (Doctrine)”. The purpose of this teaching is to present to human beings, as Javier Hervana maintains, “God’s plan for social reality…(to) enlighten our minds with truth and guides us in building up the earthly city.”
He notes passionately that it is through the knowledge of the Catholic Social Teaching that Christian charity can be most effectively practised.