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  • 1. Let Us PrayMonday, September 24, 12
  • 2. O my God, teach my heart where and how to seek You, where and how to find You. You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You. You have made me and remade me, You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess, Still I do not know You. I have not yet done that for which I was made. Teach me to seek You. I cannot seek You unless You teach me or find You unless You show Yourself to me. Let me seek You in my desire, let me desire You in my seeking. Let me find You by loving You, let me love You when I find You. Amen Monday, September 24, 12
  • 3. By the end of the lesson you will: • have spent time reflecting on the beliefs and values that guide your interactions with others, especially those who are in need • be able to be able to name some themes that are important to Catholic social teaching and how that teaching helps us know what to do about needs in today’s society • be able to apply the principals of Catholic social teaching to discuss issues of local concernMonday, September 24, 12
  • 4. Objective: Reflecting on beliefs and values that guide your interactions with others. Think, Pair, Share •Think of someone who has had an influence in your life. Write the person’s name in your notebook. And, write a sentence that tells something important that you learned from the person. •Pair with another person and tell what you wrote and why •Share your ideasMonday, September 24, 12
  • 5. Make a list: Has God planted any desires in your heart to help others? What kinds of issues do you feel compelled to work on?Monday, September 24, 12
  • 6. Catholic Social TeachingMonday, September 24, 12
  • 7. What do you think the phrase “social justice” means?Monday, September 24, 12
  • 8. Monday, September 24, 12
  • 9. What does the Church teach us about relationships with each other and with those in need?Monday, September 24, 12
  • 10. Monday, September 24, 12
  • 11. God created us to help each other.Monday, September 24, 12
  • 12. Catechism of the Catholic ChurchMonday, September 24, 12
  • 13. Catechism of the Catholic Church Social Teaching is a body of doctrine.Monday, September 24, 12
  • 14. Catechism of the Catholic Church Social Teaching The Church interprets events in history with is a body of the assistance of the doctrine. Holy Spirit.Monday, September 24, 12
  • 15. Catechism of the Catholic Church Social Teaching The Church interprets events in history with is a body of the assistance of the doctrine. Holy Spirit. Catholic Social Teachings are always living and active.Monday, September 24, 12
  • 16. Prophet IsaiahMonday, September 24, 12
  • 17. Prophet EzekielMonday, September 24, 12
  • 18. ZechariahMonday, September 24, 12
  • 19. JeremiahMonday, September 24, 12
  • 20. MicahMonday, September 24, 12
  • 21. JesusMonday, September 24, 12
  • 22. What do you think this means... The Church embraces a preferential option for the poorMonday, September 24, 12
  • 23. Monday, September 24, 12
  • 24. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG8SfBfivTIMonday, September 24, 12
  • 25. 7 Principles of Catholic Social TeachingMonday, September 24, 12
  • 26. How would the world be different if.... • the life and dignity of each human being was respected • everyone felt called to family, community and participation • rights and responsibilities of each person were respected • the needs of the poor and the vulnerable were put first • the dignity of the worker was always respected and fair everyone had productive work and earned decent and wages • we all believed we were one family • all of God’s creation was treasured and taken care ofMonday, September 24, 12
  • 27. Two questions: 1. What makes these themes attractive? 2. What makes them most difficult to put into action?Monday, September 24, 12
  • 28. Monday, September 24, 12
  • 29. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=tYTyU3CWO3c&feature=relmfuMonday, September 24, 12
  • 30. “Our faith calls us to work for justice; to serve those in need; to pursue peace; and to defend the life, dignity, and rights of all our sisters and brothers. This is the call of Jesus, the challenge of the prophets, and the living tradition of our Church.” United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. A Century of Social TeachingMonday, September 24, 12
  • 31. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=0ceTOP6qR1A&feature=related Responding to Local NeedsMonday, September 24, 12
  • 32. What issues do you feel God calling you to think about or act on?Monday, September 24, 12
  • 33. Monday, September 24, 12
  • 34. What can you do to help? as an individual as a member of a family as a commnityMonday, September 24, 12
  • 35. Monday, September 24, 12
  • 36. Closing PrayerMonday, September 24, 12