The Catholic Social Teaching Principles are a tool to achieve the common good. In the past and in

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The Catholic Social Teaching Principles are a tool to achieve the common good. In the past and in today’s world the common good is short of being what is good for the whole world and has become what is good for a single society. The Cherokee Indians face the common good of the United States’ culture being forced on to them. Due to this they have lost what their culture was about, along with hundreds of lives. We can see how the Catholic Social Teaching Principles a line with their past ways, and how their institutes and society have changed over time in the modern society, while adapting a new meaning to these principles. The first Catholic principle to be discussed is, “Life and Dignity of the Human Person.” This simply means “that…show more content…
Many of the speakers made it clear that children that had parents in the boarding schools were terribly abused. These children turn into adults and did not know how to display love, and have anger issues. This in turn is taken out on their kids and then their kids making a chain of abuse within the generations. Not knowing how to deal with the abuse, and how to let go the abused turn to alcohol or drugs to deal with the emotion and trauma that come from it, and become addicted. Alcohol and drugs are also the number one way to cope for the Cherokee who have grown up with no identity too. They know their name but not who they are. They belong to a culture that is being torn down, and being forced into the United States’ culture. For a while it was even shameful to be a Cherokee and some generations could not eve tell others who they were in fear for their own and their family’s safety. The health-care institutes on the reserve reach out and help the Eastern Band of Cherokee’s deal with their identity loss, their trauma, to help them cope, heal, remember and forgive. To make sure that the treatment is convenient for everyone they have a rehab center, and hospital right on the reserve. So that the individuals that need help can receive it and continue to contribute to and be a part of the society. The principle, “Call to Family, Community, and

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