The Common Good – The Bishop’s Bulletin
The term “the common good” is used so often that perhaps we are certain we know what it means.
Until we stop and think about it and try to say what it means. Then most of us are stumped.
While the term originated in Catholic social teaching, it has been “borrowed” for all types of uses and purposes – some of which actually end up muddling the real meaning.
So what is the definition of the common good?