Catholic Social Justice
- The Respect Life Newsletter page
- The Planned Parenthood Office is now open in Wellington. Prayer vigils are taking place there to pray for the unborn who are being aborted within the first trimester of life. Prayers for the conversion of hearts of the women, men, and staff involved are also being offered. If you are interested in praying for one hour at the Wellington's Planned Parenthood office with the "40 Days for Life" campaign, please contact the front office to sign up. This pro-life effort offers the parish an opportunity to pray in solidarity, as well as to continue to maintain a presence at this location.
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has declared that a YEAR OF FAITH will begin on October 11, 2012 - the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th Anniversary of the catechism of the Catholic Church -- and conclude on November 24, 2013. He has asked all the faithful to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II as well as the catechism in order to deepen our understanding and knowledge of our Catholicism. This commitment will enhance our understanding of our obligations, and deepen our identity, as Catholics in the world and in our homes. Please see our UPCOMING EVENTS page on the web site for a complete list of parish activities planned for the YEAR OF FAITH.
- POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI on Social Justice: "...the direct duty to work for a just ordering of society...is proper to the lay faithful. As citizens of the State they are called to take part in public life in a personal capacity...the mission of the lay faithful is therefore to configure social life correctly, respecting its legitimate autonomy and cooperating with other citizens according to their respective competences and fulfilling their own responsibility...charity must animate the entire lives of the lay faithful, and therefore also their policital activity, lived as 'social charity...'" --DEUS CARITAS EST (God is Love) #29
- POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI on living in communion with Christ: "...today there are many forms of voluntary assistance, models of mutual service, of which our society has urgent needs. We must not for example abandon the elderly to their solitude, we must not pass by when we meet people who are suffering. If we think and live according to our communion with Christ, then our eyes will be opened. Then we will no longer be content to scrape a living just for ourselves, but we will see where and how we are needed. Living and acting thus, we will soon realize that it's much better to be useful and at the disposal of others than to be concerned only with the comforts that are offered to us..." -- "LET US GO FORWARD WITH CHRIST" Homily at closing Mass of World Youth Day, Cologne, August 21, 2005