Social Justice

Rooted in the Eucharist

Evangelization

Justice

Service to the Poor

Community




May we live in solidarity with those who are denied full human dignity, praying for justice, acting justly, and addressing the causes and effects of injustice.


Saint Katharine Drexel in one of her writings told us “Peace is the Tranquility of Order” and she also said “it is the privilege of every Christian to be an Apostle”. In our 24/7 media coverage of constant news which does not provide tranquility nor a Christian response to  the myriad destructive happenings in our world I offer these resources that I believe may be in keeping with Pope Francis universal intention for July.

Isaiah 1:16-17
Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the  orphan, plead for the widow.

Jeremiah 22:  13-16
A legitimate government  upholds the rights of the poor and vulnerable.

Jeremiah 29:4-7
Seek the welfare of the city, for in its  welfare you will find your welfare.

The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities–to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/rights-and-responsibilities.cfm

U.S. Constitution – Preamble
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

www.usconstitution.net/xconst_preamble.

PACEM IN TERRIS  ENCYCLICAL OF POPE JOHN XXIII ON ESTABLISHING UNIVERSAL PEACE IN TRUTH, JUSTICE, CHARITY, AND LIBERTY

http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-xxiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_j-xxiii_enc_11041963_pacem.html

 

 


“If I can say of an action ‘I did it out of love of God,’ there is something about it that will last through all eternity.”
– Saint Katharine Drexel

 


 


Social Justice Committee: Joyce Hadley, ASBS Chairperson; Sr. Jean Olmstead, SBS Leadership; Hilda Wltz, ASBS; Rosalind Pijeaux Hale, ASBS ; Madeline Tymes; Ernest Tymes; Sr. Geraldine Mikulec, SBS; Sr. Patricia Rogan,SBS; Sr. Margaret Sullivan, SBS; Sr. Patricia Downs, SBS