Social Justice Ministry

Social Justice Ministry seeks to make parishioners aware of the many tangible needs of the community and requests your involment and support with many projects throughout the year.  For more information on this important ministry or if you would like to join, please contact: Maryann Glende, 585-738-0575

 

 

FORMING CONSCIENCES FOR FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP:  the teaching pastoral of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on the responsibility of Catholics to participate in public life

Videos for Reflection and Awareness from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

  • Overview/Introduction with reference to the four themes in the shorter videos:  6 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y_AaQbJSiE

  • Theme: Catholics Participate in Public Life:  2:12 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpiJvheFjAA&list=PL18AF7577177E12D9

  • Theme: Catholics Protect Human Life and Dignity: 2:05 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdnvUngN84U&list=PL18AF7577177E12D9&index=2

  • Theme: Catholics Promote the Common Good: 1:44 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwQyJKROZFk&list=PL18AF7577177E12D9&index=3

  • Theme: Catholics Love Their Neighbor: 2:27 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOk50RPoi1Q&list=PL18AF7577177E12D9&index=4

Video Series Produced by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

 

Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love

In the 2018 pastoral statement, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, The Catholic Bishops of the United States teach that: "The injustice and harm racism causes are an attack on human life.  The Church in the United States has spoken out consistently and forcefully against abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, and other forms of violence that threaten human life.  It is not a secret that these attacks on human life have severely affected people of color, who are disproportionately affected by poverty, targeted for abortion, have less access to healthcare, have the greatest numbers on death row, are most likely to feel pressure to end their lives when facing serious illness.  As bishops, we unequivocally state that racism is a life issue.  Accordingly, we will not cease to speak forcefully against and work toward ending racism.  Racism directly places brother and sister against each other, violating the dignity inherent in each person." (Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, page 30)

Read the full document here.

More Background Information!

More resources can be found here.