One of the greatest spiritual tools afforded to us as Catholics in our journey towards God is the inspiration offered by the lives of saints. The saints are not just close to God in a special way, and people we
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Catholics believe that each of us has an obligation to participate in civic life. Each of us is called to assess our individual strengths, abilities, and passions, so that we might apply them, in the name of the God who entrusted them to us, to benefit not just ourselves, but all of those around us. Check here for opportunities.
Through its social teachings, the Church has provided guidance for the building of just societies in a very wide variety of forms. Forms of governance, economic structures, international relations, and mechanisms for empowering each individual to have a voice and to seek truth in their own way are all addressed, so that whatever the global and contemporary context, we are not left to grope or wander in the dark.
The 2019 Federal Election will take place on or before October 21st. Catholic Conscience is assembling a full comparison of each of the parties’ platforms to specific Catholic Social Teachings. We will use the full comparison to develop a set of summaries of prominent issues.
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Political parties and civic engagement matter. The visions for society that parties support have an enormous effect on nations, particularly when they take up the reins of power. How do we, as citizens, engage with parties, and help shape those visions? How can engaged citizens make a difference in the political process?
Audio extract from May 1, 2019 event – “Responsible Approaches to the News: Conscientious News Consumption”, held at the Newman Centre at the University of Toronto. Original recorded on May 1, 2019.
The benefits of fighting climate change
CARE FOR CREATION. Last month Pope Francis warned a Vatican summit on climate change that time is running out, and decisive action is needed on climate change. Climate change, he warned, "threatens the very future of the human family." The linked CBC news item points out that aside from ensuring that future generations have a place to call home, acting now on climate change might bring even more benefits.
Source: CBC News - July 10, 2019
Full article at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-mitigation-co-benefits-1.5205552
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