A Unit 6: Contents

‘Natural Law’, Subsidiarity and
Family Life in Society

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6.1            FAMILY LIFE: EXPERIENCE AND CONTEXT

6.1.1            How has ‘family’ come up in previous units?

6.1.2            Family life: experience

6.1.3            Family life in historical context

6.2            CST ON ‘NATURAL LAW’, SUBSIDIARITY AND FAMILY

6.2.1            Human wellbeing – what natural law leads us towards

6.2.2            Natural law

6.2.3            ‘Human flourishing’?

6.2.4            Subsidiarity, work and family life

6.3            CST ON FAMILY LIFE IN SOCIETY

6.3.1            CST on family: ideals and realities

6.3.2            Questions for discussion half way through unit

6.3.3            Familiaris Consortio: ‘The Plan of God for Marriage and the Family’

6.3.4            ‘Two specific ways’ of living the human vocation to love

6.3.5            CST’s high view of the marriage relationship

6.3.6            Family as ‘domestic church’: source for a radical vision

6.3.7            Cahill’s assessment of CST on family life

6.4            HOW CAN FAMILIES ACT FOR THE COMMON GOOD?

6.4.1            The example of the Catholic Worker Movement

6.4.2            Practices for Christian families

6.4.3            Review and discussion of Unit 6

6.5            COMMENTS ON UNIT 6

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