Maybe it is true… “the more things change, the more they stay the same”! But the Gospel continues to challenge us.
Catholic social teaching and doctrine
Civic Virtues, Civil Dialogue and Vincentian Goals
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Jul 15, 2018 | Formation, Reflections
If civic dialogue about the needs of the poor and marginalized is going to move forward, Virtues can point the way.
Being on the Side of the Workers • A Weekly Reflection with Ozanam
by Javier F. Chento | Oct 23, 2017 | Formation, Reflections
Of course, the districts of Saint-Jacques and of Jardin-des-Plantes do not always give the spectacle of the same...
Labor Day and Laudato Si
by John Freund, CM | Sep 2, 2015 | Formation
The US Bishops are drawing the connection between Labor Day and Laudato Si. Families have been receiving a lot of attention recently. In his encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis teaches that of all the groups that play a role in the welfare of society and help ensure...
USCCB-CCUSA Letter To Congress Regarding Fair And Just Wages
by John Freund, CM | Jul 31, 2015 | News
The leaders of the USCCB-CCUSA write a letter to Congress regarding Fair And Just Wages July 28, 2015 Dear Representative/Senator: On behalf of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic...
Honoring Sr. Carol Keehan DC
by John Freund, CM | Feb 18, 2015 | Vincentian Family
Carol Keehan will be honored as one who has demonstrated a significant commitment to leadership for social justice grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola,
How a Vincentian University molds social consciousness
by John Freund, CM | Jan 8, 2015 | Vincentian Family
How a Vincentian University molds social consciousness in the words ofa senior at St. John’s University (and she names names in the article )
Torture is a moral issue – US Bishops Study Guide
by John Freund, CM | Dec 11, 2014 | Justice and Peace
In these challenging times, is it still possible—even in the face of serious threats—for a people and a nation to defend and conduct themselves in ways that consistently demonstrate respect for human dignity, and that put the Gospel into practice?
The church’s best kept secret… still is… but
by John Freund, CM | Nov 30, 2014 | Evangelization
The “church’s best kept secret”… still is. But more and more people ware waking up to depth of Catholic Social Teaching. VinFormation is offering a daily dose via its Advent Calendar.
Associating with Catholic intellectuals and Nuns
by John Freund, CM | Sep 4, 2014 | Justice and Peace, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
When I saw the following quote on an Irish Catholic website I thought so much for the dangers of associating with Catholic intellectuals and Nuns.
Ozanam – Pioneer and Prophet
by John Freund, CM | Aug 6, 2014 | Justice and Peace
In “Pioneer and Prophet: Frédéric Ozanam’s Influence on Modern Catholic Social Theory” Dr. Thomas O’Brien writes “…this article is going to focus on two facets of Ozanam’s thought that will either directly influence, or indirectly prefigure seismic shifts in the way the Catholic Church thinks about itself and the social, political, and economic worlds it inhabits….
SJU Bread and Life – Catholic Social Teaching in action
by John Freund, CM | Jun 19, 2014 | Justice and Peace
St. John’s Bread and Life is used as an example of Catholic Social Teaching in action. The 7 minute YouTube video shows how the program fleshes out Catholic social teaching.