The Church’s Social Teaching

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Father Dan introduces us to the Church’s moral teaching on our life in society, within the changing conditions of the last 120 years. He gives an overview of the history; of natural law; of the key principles of the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity; and what we do about it all!

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Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Social Teaching of the Church

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Some call it the Church’s best-kept secret! Since 1891, Popes and Councils have applied the Church’s constant moral teaching to the new, ever-changing challenges that face our society and world. Father Dan considers the Church’s affirmation of human dignity that is its foundation, and the five main principles on which it turns.

Published in: on February 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What God has joined together, man must not separate

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: October 4, 2009
Gen 2:18-24; Ps 128:1-6; Heb 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16

In my last semester in the seminary, we were told that there was something that we should expect on the first day that we arrived at our new parish assignment. They said, after we were ordained, and arrived at the new parish, and our pastor showed us to our desk, we should expect to find three or more file folders already sitting on it: three or more couples that we were to begin preparing for marriage. And so, they told us, we needed to have our marriage preparation plan in hand, ready to go, when we walked in that first day.

And they explained to us that those 6 months of marriage preparation is getting more and more important. When a couple walks in today, they have had 25 or 30 years to absorb our culture’s ideas about marriage, which are getting more and more off-track. (more…)

Published in: on October 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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