St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic
Primary School

The Common Good

We believe in thinking of everyone.

‘All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would... distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.’ Acts 2:44-45


The common good is about respecting the rights and responsibilities of all people and leaving no one behind. Our actions have an impact on everyone. When we make decisions, we should consider the good of all. 





‘Beside the good of the individual, there is a good that is linked to living in society: the common good. It is the good of ‘all of us’... To desire the common good and strive towards it is a requirement of justice and charity. Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, #7, 2009


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