The Portal May 2018 - Page 9

THE P RTAL May 2018 Page 9 Catholic Social Teaching Social Justice in the New Testament Fr Ashley Beck I n this series of articles I am sharing with you the insights of the part of Christian moral theology which we call Catholic Social Teaching. We’re looking not only at what the Church’s teaching authorities (the Pope and the bishops in communion with him) have done to help us in this area, but also at ways in which all Catholics grow constantly in our awareness of what the Church teaches; I hope also to draw on the theological traditions of those now in the Catholic Church who were formerly members of the Church of England. Part of what this last aim can mean should involve reflection on the Scriptures, the Word of God. All Catholics believe that God reveals himself to us through the pages of the Bible, He speaks to us. He not only reveals something about himself to us, he reveals something to us about how we should live in the world. Many of us who have been Anglicans have been spiritually formed in a distinctive way by the Bible, knowing it deeply and through a rich tradition of preaching. Last month we looked at how the Old Testament speaks ΡΌΎ½˜)Ρ‘”½½˜©ΥΝΡ₯”°Ρ‘”½έ‘Ό₯́½ΈΡ‘”Ν₯‘”½˜Ρ‘”)Α½½Θ…ΉΡ‘”½ΑΑΙ•ΝΝ•₯ΈΡ‘”έ½Ι±°έ‘Ό½ΉΝΡ…ΉΡ±δ)₯ΈΡ‘”ΝΙ₯ΑΡΥɕ́½˜Ρ‘”)•έ₯Ν Α•½Α±”‘…±±•Ή•Μ…Ή)ΑΙ½±…₯΅Μ©Υ‘΅•ΉΠ½ΈΡ‘”Ι₯ …ΉΑ½έ•Ι™Υ°Έ%ΈΡ‘”)9•άQ•ΝΡ…΅•ΉΠέ”•Ή½ΥΉΡ•Θ½“Šé…Ρ₯½Έ₯Έ‘₯ΝΡ½Ιδ)ёɽ՝ Ρ‘”±₯™”…Ή΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙ䁽˜)•ΝΎ ‘Ι₯ΝΠ°…Ή₯ΈΡ‘”)±₯™”½˜Ρ‘”•…Ι±δ ‘Υɍ έ‘₯ ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ•‘₯́±₯™”쁅…₯Έ)έ”™₯ΉΝ½΅”½˜Ρ‘”Ν…΅”Ρ‘•΅•ΜΈ)•ΝΎ…ΉΡ‘”•…Ι±₯•ΝΠ) ‘Ι₯ΝΡ₯…ΉΜέ•Ι”‘•Ω½ΥЁ)•έΜ°½΅₯ΉœΡ½•Ρ‘•Θ½ΈΡ‘”)M…‰‰…Ρ …Ή½Έ™•…ΝЁ‘…έѼέ½ΙΝ‘₯ΐέ₯Ρ ½Ρ‘•Θ)•έΜ)₯ΈΡ‘”Q•΅Α±”½Θ₯ΈΝεΉ…½Υ•ΜΈe½Τέ₯±°‰”™…΅₯±₯…Θ)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”•Ω•ΉΠ…Ёё”‰•₯ΉΉ₯Ήœ½˜)•ΝΥϊd…‘ձЁ΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙδ)έ‘•Έ‘”ΝΡ…Ή‘́ΥΐΡΌΝΑ•…¬₯ΈΡ‘”ΝεΉ…½Υ”₯Έ‘₯Μ)‘½΅”Ρ½έΈ½˜9…ι…Ι•Ρ °Ι•…‘₯Ήœ™Ι½΄Ρ‘₯́Α…ΝΝ…”)™Ι½΄Ρ‘”±…ΝЁΑ…ΙЁ½˜%Ν…₯… θƒŠaQ‘”ΝΑ₯Ι₯Ё½˜Ρ‘”1½Ι‘…Μ)‰••Έ₯Ω•ΈΡΌ΅”°™½Θ‘”‘…́…Ή½₯ΉΡ•΅”Έ!”‘…͕́ΉΠ)΅”ΡΌ‰Ι₯ΉœΡ‘”½½Ή•έ́ѼΡ‘”Α½½Θ°ΡΌΑΙ½±…₯΄)±₯‰•ΙΡδΡΌ…ΑΡ₯ٕ́…ΉΡΌΡ‘”‰±₯ΉΉ•άΝ₯‘Π°ΡΌΝ•ΠΡ‘”)‘½έΉΡΙ½‘‘•Έ™Ι•”°ΡΌΑΙ½±…₯΄Ρ‘”1½Ι“Šé啅ȁ½˜™…Ω½ΥΘ»Šd(‘1Υ­”€ΠθΔΰ€Q‘”1½Ι‘½½Ν•ΜΡ‘…ЁΑ…ΝΝ…”™½Θ„Ι•…Ν½Έ°)ΡΌΝ•Π„ΑΙ½Ι…΅΅”™½Θέ‘…Ё‘”₯́…‰½ΥЁ₯Έ‘₯́ѕ…‘₯Ήœ)΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙδ쁅Ή„­•δΑ…ΙЁ½˜₯Ё₯́ё”…Ρ•½Ι₯•Μ½˜Α•½Α±”)ΡΌέ‘½΄½“Šé½½Ή•έ́₯́…‘‘Ι•ΝΝ•ƒŠLΡ‘”Α½½Θ°Ρ‘”)‘½έΉΡΙ½‘‘•Έ°ΑΙ₯Ν½Ή•ΙΜ°Ρ‘”‰±₯ΉΈ)½ΥΝ₯Έ±₯ι…‰•Ρ Ν‘”Ρ…­•Μ™½Θ‘•Θ½έΈ!…ΉΉ…£ŠéͽΉœ½˜)©½δ™Ι½΄€ΔM…΅Υ•°₯Έ‘•ΘΙ•…Ё‘ε΅Έ½Θ½ΥΡ‰ΥΙΝЁݑ₯ )έ”…±°Ρ‘”5…Ή₯™₯…Π°Ν…ε₯Ήœ½ΘΝ₯Ή₯Ήœ₯Ё•Ω•Ι䁑…䁅Π)Ω•Ή₯ΉœAΙ…ε•ΘΈ5…ΙηŠéͽΉœ½ΉΡ…₯ΉΜΡ‘•Ν”έ½Ι‘ΜθƒŠa!”)ΑΥΡ́™½ΙΡ ‘₯́…Ι΄₯ΈΝΡΙ•ΉΡ …ΉΝ…ΡΡ•Ίё”ΑɽՐ΄)‘•…ΙΡ•Έ!”…ΝΡ́ё”΅₯‘Ρ䁙ɽ΄Ρ‘•₯ȁёɽΉ•Μ…Ή)Ι…₯͕́ё”±½έ±δΈ!”™₯±±ΜΡ‘”ΝΡ…ΙΩ₯Ήœέ₯Ρ ½½Ρ‘₯ΉΜ°)Ν•Ή‘́ё”Ι₯ …݅䁕΅ΑΡ今dA•Ι‘…Άݔ…±°•ΠΝΌΥΝ•)ΡΌΝ…ε₯Ήœ½ΘΝ₯Ή₯ΉœΡ‘•Ν”έ½Ι‘́•Ω•Ι䁕ٕΉ₯ΉœΡ‘…Π)έ”½Ω•Ι±½½¬‘½ά‘…ɐ΅‘₯ΡΡ₯ΉœΡ‘•δ…Ι”Έ%Ё₯́₯Έ1Υ­—ŠeΜ)½ΝΑ•°Ρ‘…Ё½“Šé±½Ω”™½ΘΡ‘½Ν”έ‘ΌΝΥ™™•Θ₯́•αΑΙ•ΝΝ•)ёɽ՝ Α…Ι…‰±•Μ½˜)•ΝΎݔ‘ΌΉ½Π™₯Ή•±Ν•έ‘•Ι”ƒŠL)™½Θ•α…΅Α±”Ρ‘”ΝΡ½Ι䁽˜Ρ‘”½½M…΅…Ι₯Ρ…Έ°έ‘•Ι”)₯Ё₯́ё”‘•ΝΑ₯Ν•½Υэ…ΝЁݑΌ½™™•Ίɕ…°‘•±ΐΡΌΡ‘”)Ω₯Ρ₯΄½˜„Ή…ΝΡ䁡՝₯Ήœμ½ΘΡ‘”ΥΉΝ•ΡΡ±₯ΉœΑ…Ι…‰±”½˜)₯ٕ́…Ή1…ι…ΙΥΜΈ%ΈΡ‘…ЁΝΡ½ΙδΡ‘”Ι₯ ΅…Έ‘½•Ν»ŠeΠ)ΝΥ™™•Θ™½Θ•Ρ•ΙΉ₯Ρ䁉•…ΥΝ”‘—ŠéΉ½Π„Ω•Ι䁝½½Ι₯ )΅…Έ€‘έ—ŠeΙ”Ή½ΠΡ½±…ΉεΡ‘₯Ήœ½˜‘₯́΅½Ι…°ΕΥ…±₯Ρ₯•Μ€μ)‘”ΝΥ™™•Ί‰•…ΥΝ”‘”₯́Ι₯ °‰•…ΥΝ”½˜Ρ‘”½ΉΡΙ…ΝΠ)‰•Ρέ••Έ‘₯΄½Έ•…ΙΡ …ΉΡ‘”Α½½Θ΅…Έ½ΥΡΝ₯‘”‘₯Μ)‘½ΥΝ”•…Ρ₯Ήœ™½½±•™Π™½Θ‘½ΜΈ±ΝΌ₯ӊé₯Έ1Υ­”Ρ‘…Π))•ΝΎ₯ΈΡ‘”‰•…Ρ₯ΡΥ‘•Μ₯́΅½ΝЁ‘…±±•Ή₯ΉœΡΌΑ•½Α±”)έ‘Ό‘…Ω”±½Ρ́½˜΅½Ή•δθƒŠa±…́™½Θε½Τέ‘Ό…Ι”Ι₯ °ε½Τ)…Ι”‘…Ω₯Ήœε½Υȁ½ΉΝ½±…Ρ₯½ΈΉ½άΈ»Šd%Έ1Υ­”°)•ΝΎх±­Μ)…‰½ΥЁ‘₯ΝΡ½Ι₯…°…Ρ•½Ι₯•ΜƒŠLΡ‘”Α½½Θ…ΉΡ‘”Ι₯ μ…Ή)½₯́½ΈΡ‘”Ν₯‘”½˜½Ή”°Ή½ΠΡ‘”½Ρ‘•ΘΈ)Q‘•Ν”…Ι”©ΥΝЁ„™•ά•α…΅Α±•ΜΈ±°½˜Ύ₯ΈΡ‘” ‘Υɍ )έ₯±°‰”½ΉΝΡ…ΉΡ±δ‘…±±•Ή•‰δΡ‘₯́9•άQ•ΝΡ…΅•ΉΠ)Ω₯Ν₯½Έ½˜½“Šé±½Ω”™½ΘΡ‘”Α½½Θ…ΉΡ‘”½ΑΑΙ•ΝΝ•)΅…‘”Ι•…°₯Έ=Υȁ1½Ι“Šé΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙ䰁…Ή₯Έ‘₯́‘•…Ρ )…ΉΙ•ΝΥΙΙ•Ρ₯½ΈΈ5…Ήδ₯ΈΡ‘”Ή±₯…ΈΡΙ…‘₯Ρ₯½Έ)‘…Ω”έ₯ΡΉ•ΝΝ•Α½έ•Ι™Υ±±δΡΌ₯Ёёɽ՝ έ½Ι¬έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”)Α½½Ι•ΝΠ°₯‘•ΉΡ₯™ε₯Ήœέ₯Ρ Ρ‘½Ν”έ‘ΌΝΥ™™•Θ΅½ΝΠƒŠL΅•Έ)±₯­”I½‰•ΙЁ½±±₯Ήœ°)½‘ΈΙ½Ν•Θ° •ΙΉ…ɐ]…±­”°…Ή)Q‘₯́Α•ΙΩ…‘•ΜΡ‘”έ‘½±”½˜Ρ‘”9•άQ•ΝΡ…΅•ΉΠ°‰ΥЁ ½ΉΙ…9½•°Έ ΥЁ™½Θ…±°½˜ΥΜ°…Ήέ”έ₯±°Ν•”Ρ‘₯́„)ΡΌ±½½¬©ΥΝЁ…Ё½Ή”•α…΅Α±”°1Υ­—Šé½ΝΑ•°°Ρ‘₯́₯́„­•δ±½ΠΡ‘₯́΅½ΉΡ °₯ӊéѽΌ•…ΝδΡΌ₯Ή½Ι”5…ΙηŠéݽɑ́₯Έ)Ρ‘•΅”₯Έ)•ΝΥϊdΡ•…‘₯ΉΜμ₯Ή‘••₯Ё½•Μ‰…¬ΡΌΡ‘”Ρ‘”5…Ή₯™₯…Π°ΡΌ₯‘•ΉΡ₯™δέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”Ι₯ °Ρ‘”Α½έ•Ι™Υ°°)Α•Ι₯½‰•™½Ι”‘”έ…́‰½ΙΈΈ]‘•Έ=Υȁ1…‘䁡••Ρ́‘•Θ(ΈΈΈ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ•…Ёё”™½½Π½˜Ρ‘”Ή•αЁΑ…”ƒ`