Here at CCD, we work hard to live out the seven tenets of Catholic Social Teaching every day. These seven principles are life and dignity of the human person, call to family, community and participation, rights and responsibilities, care for God’s creation, option for the poor and vulnerable, the dignity of work and the rights of workers, and solidarity. This is something we strive to uphold in each and every program we offer.
We encourage every parish to adopt these tenets of Catholic Social Teaching to further this work of healing for our community. Clergy have a special opportunity to bring this message to your parishioners, as Fr. Sean Martin, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake can attest to. Fr. Sean Martin is a lifelong educator who understands the influence Catholic Social Teaching can have on the development of our perception and understanding of the world.
For many Catholics, inside the walls of their church is the only place they will hear about Catholic Social Teaching. It is important to take time to reflect on these seven tenants and to take action in sharing them with your parishioners. This will enable them to adopt these principles into their own lives and further spread healing to our communities, as Pope Francis calls us to do.
Catholic Charities is willing and able to spread the knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching to your parish. We can offer free Catholic Social Teaching presentations at your parish to any of your ministry groups or open these to your parish as a whole. For more information on this, please contact Devyn Buschow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you further to continually strengthen our Diocese. Until next time!