Sexual harassment violates every principle of Catholic social teaching — especially that of respecting the sacred dignity of every other person.
Catholic social teaching has developed over the past century as new problems — human, social, economic and environmental — come clearer into focus and call out for a faith-based response.
BBE parishes small group named, “BBE Neighbors in Christ,” is part of the initiative to serve the community by coordinating community-wide education nights featuring local experts on the topics of mental health, addiction, and depression and anxiety as part of their ministry.
In a gathering on Catholic Social Teaching in Georgetown, Cardinal Peter Turkson, a top adviser to Pope Francis, questioned how well President Donald Trump’s declarations of “America first” serve understanding across the broader global community.
Now it is time for the rest of us — parishioners, homilists and parishes — to support our bishops on this issue and to live out our Catholic social teachings with a new urgency. It is time to let our leaders in Washington know that we do not accept their attack on millions of people seeking only to live a dignified life.
What are the primary responsibilities of lawmakers? And what guiding lights can politicians look toward to know with confidence that they are following a prudent course?
The event is meant to be more than an issue lobbying day, said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director. He hopes participants gain a deeper understanding of how Catholic teaching can shape their approach in the public square.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said Sept. 14 that Catholics “are called to overcome the partisan divides that separate us” on migration issues.
Catholics for Choice placed full-page ads Sept. 12 in the print editions of more than 20 local and national publications.
For those without kids in school, it may be difficult to see why expanding parental choice in education is a policy goal deserving of widespread public support. After all, one might ask, “How does it benefit me?” The church’s support for school choice is rooted in the rights of parents to determine the type of […]
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said attending a Vatican conference on Catholic social teaching did not represent a political endorsement of his run for higher office. When asked about the controversy surrounding the invitation during a presidential campaign cycle and whether that translated into the Vatican somehow supporting his bid, he […]
When the bishops of Minnesota had breakfast with Gov. Mark Dayton and met with legislators at the State Capitol in mid-March, they weren’t just “keeping up appearances.” Beyond the pleasantries and the occasional photo-op, the day was a powerful encapsulation of the mission of the Minnesota Catholic Conference: to protect human dignity and advance the […]