“A major theme of Catholic social teaching is ‘care for God’s creation,’ and the moral responsibility for caring for our common home falls to each of us.”
Caring for both the land and the people in it are qualities Liz Fiedler shared with her husband, Josh, who died from a heart attack last December.
“Catholic social teaching gives us a framework within which to address and respond to some of the most serious issues we face today as a society.”
Solidarity is one of the themes of Catholic social teaching focusing on being responsible for helping everyone — a rejection of selfish individualism.
The four sisters from St. Benedict’s Monastery assisted asylum-seekers with basic needs while listening and learning from their stories.
“The Gospel tells us to care for the least among us. In our society one way to do this that makes a real difference is to look at how people are treated in the workplace,” says Bailey Ziegler, human resources director for the diocese.
Work itself is an essential expression of human dignity, a fundamental right and a good.
At 73 years old, Harry and Mary Fleegel thought they’d be happily retired, enjoying a quiet life. But God had other plans.