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Catholic Social Teachings


The Catholic Church has been very consistent in her desire to follow Christ by being one with the poor. In fact, she has manifested this through the Catholic Social Teachings like the Rerum Novarum down to the present. It is an Encyclical letter of Pope Leo XIII on the conditions of the working class (1891).  The latest one is the pronouncement of the Church in the Philippines during the Second Plenary Council in 1991. The Church  wants  to be the “Church of the Poor.” Following these indications, SHEC situates is strategy in the context of the local Church. Thus, from the inspiration of God and the examples of Jesus and St. Hannibal with the guidance of the local Church, SHEC moves on along the road to total human transformation.