"To serve Holy Spirit parishioners as a resource for understanding Catholic Social Teaching, click the preceding link. The commission is to be a catalyst for action on behalf of justice and thus foster a caring community that would respectfully address and act upon the social injustices of our parish, local and global communities."
Social Justice Commission, 2007
Quote from Pope Francis Instituting
a New Dicastery for Promoting
Integral Human Development
“In all her being and actions, the Church is called to promote the integral development of the human person in the light of the Gospel. This development takes place by attending to the inestimable goods of justice, peace, and the care of creation. . . . . So that the Holy See may be solicitous in these areas, as well as in those regarding health and charitable works, I institute the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.”
THE CHURCH’S ECONOMIC - SOCIAL TEACHINGS
Father Ronald Rolheiser blog 3/29/2009
Most of us have been raised to believe that we have the right to possess whatever comes to us honestly, either through our own work or through legitimate inheritance. No matter how large that wealth might be, it’s ours as long as we didn’t cheat anyone along the way. By and large, this belief has been enshrined in the laws of democratic countries and we generally believe that it is morally sanctioned by Christianity.
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Labor Day Statement 2016
This Labor Day, we draw our attention to our sisters and brothers who face twin crises—deep trials in both the world of work and the state of the family. These challenging times can pull us toward despair and all the many dangers that come with it. Into this reality, the Church shares a word of hope, directing hearts and minds to the dignity of each human person and the sanctity of work itself, which is given by God. She seeks to replace desperation and isolation with human concern and true solidarity, reaffirming the trust in a good and gracious God who knows what we need before we ask him (Mt. 6:8).
The Diocese of Winona Social Concerns Committee now has a Facebook page!