Zacchaeus and freedom from pornography

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: October 31, 2010
Wis 11:22–12:2; Ps 145; 2 Thess 1:11–2:2; Luke 19:1-10

I don’t think anyone would have dressed up as Zacchaeus for Halloween as their hero—if they had had Halloween in Jericho in the 1st century! Because Zacchaeus the tax collector was nobody’s hero.

Like the other tax collectors in the Holy Land in that century, he was seen as a traitor to his people because he was collecting taxes for the occupying Roman government; and he was seen as a sinner because of all the contact that he was regularly having with Gentiles. And, like many of the tax collectors of his time, he could use his position to extort payments from people to make himself rich; (more…)

Human Work and Economic Life

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Church’s Social Teaching, 4 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on the Church’s Social Teaching by exploring the meaning and importance of work and the rights of workers, and what we then do with the products of work, including the relationship between the free market and the state.

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The Human Person and the Family

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Church’s Social Teaching, 3 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on the Church’s Social Teaching by exploring the Church’s understanding of the human person, including freedom and the importance of “natural law”; and then looks at the place of the family within society and the truths about marriage and procreation that need to be reaffirmed today.

The Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Church’s Social Teaching, 2 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on the Church’s Social Teaching by exploring its four basic principles: the Dignity of the Human Person; the Common Good; Subsidiarity; and Solidarity.

What is Social Teaching, Anyway?

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Church’s Social Teaching, 1 of 6

During this election season, Father Dan begins a series of classes on the Church’s Social Teaching by addressing: What is it? How does it fit into the Church’s mission? Are we upfront about its goals? And where does it come from?

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