Social Justice

“To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.”  –Pope Francis

Guided by the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching, the Church embraces the challenge of championing a just society in a secular world.  Because God created human beings as social creatures, people have a duty to actively participate in seeking a good society.  As brothers and sisters in Christ, all people have a responsibility to protect the rights of others, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Our local advocacy efforts on social justice include: Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Universal Paid Leave, Clean Rivers Program, Immigration Reform, Housing

Prophets of a Future Not Our Own

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.
The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent
enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of
saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us….
This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an
opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master
builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.

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