October 2020 archive of Pastor's Notes
Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/30/20
As we go to the polls on Tuesday, November 03, the US Bishops Conference has identified in Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship as the following general areas as the Greatest Concerns to guide our morally informed Catholic Christian vote. What Public Policies Should Concern Catholics Most?
As Catholics, we ... Read More »
Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/23/20
We continue to discuss how Catholics are called to apply principles to the moral decision making and act of political involvement. Drawing from the US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. Avoiding Two Temptations
Two temptations in public life can distort the Church’s defense ... Read More »
Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/14/20
Catholic Political Engagement is not just thinking or discussing issues, but must move toward action. In previous notes, we looked at some of the core principles that underlie Catholic engagement in the political realm. We now address some of the considerations of the process by which these principles ... Read More »
Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/09/20
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Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/02/20
What is the Common Good, more specifically?
The Common Good is comprised of “the sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfilment more fully and more easily.” This sum total includes all the many parts of communal life.
Human ... Read More »