Getting the Fundamentals Right

In response to the turmoil around us in the country and world we go back to the fundamental teaching of Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Catholic Church.

We continue to share the social teaching of our church with you so that all of us are grounded in it. As a step in educating ourselves the parish has purchased hundreds of copies of a small pamphlet that you can take home with us this weekend. Read and enjoy.

Continued from last week…

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. 

Solidarity We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. Pope Paul VI taught that "if you want peace, work for justice.1 The Gospel calls us to be peacemakers. Our love for all our sisters and brothers demands that we promote peace in a world surrounded by violence and conflict.

-Fr. Gene