The Revolution of Tenderness

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Our Podcast

The Revolution of Tenderness podcast will feature talks and conversations with the Office for Social Justice about living the tradition of Catholic social thought and practice. It will be distributed via a range of podcast platforms. Visit the podcast homepage for more information on where to listen. Check out Episode 1 below.

“True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self-giving, from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others. The Son of God, by becoming flesh, summoned us to the revolution of tenderness.”

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, n 88.

Episode 1: Catholic Social Teaching in the Current World Context

Dr Sandie Cornish shares reflections on Catholic Social Teaching in the current world context. The COVID-19 pandemic takes place in the context of several interconnected crises: an ecological crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of political authority and governance, and a crisis of meaning and purpose. So, what does Catholic Social Teaching have to do with all this?

Sandie argues that Catholic Social Teaching encourages us to pay attention to our world, motivating us to care, and to build up the Reign of God on earth as it is in heaven. Second, it helps us to discern our responses. She introduces the Catholic social justice tradition and suggests the pastoral spiral methodology as a way of bringing together contemplation, analysis, and theological reflection to support authentic Christian action in the world.

Find out more information about Catholic Social Teaching here.

Sandie’s tips for students on how to find out what Catholic Social Teaching says on particular issues can be found here.

Come join the revolution of tenderness!