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Charity and Justice

What is Justice?

In our current environment it’s hard to tell what’s ‘fair’, ‘right’ or just.

Over the next few months we will share what our faith tells us justice is, what we believe, and how we take action for justice in our parish and in our community. I hope you will join us in exploring justice by reading our monthly posts, considering how justice can take shape in your everyday life, and contributing to this especially important conversation.

All justice boils down to one overriding belief in the Fundamental Value of the Human Person, also described as the brotherhood of humanity (CCBS).

Promoting Justice consists of 3 things: EDUCATION –PRAYER—ACTION

The US Catholic Bishops organizes this fight for human development into 7 Themes of Catholic Teaching on Justice. Each month we will explore one of these themes to increase our own knowledge of each, offer scripture and prayer and sources of more in depth information. We will also include ways we can act on each theme in our everyday lives.

Finally, we will highlight projects at Our Lady that you see often, but may not know the justice cause behind, as well as offer opportunities to engage in conversation and action as we move forward.

The Seven Themes of Social Justice - All Articles - click here

 

 

Charity and Justice Chair
Karen Hoffman       ph.216-513-6444 

email: [email protected]  

 

 

As a way of life, we receive strength from the Eucharist, seeking to educate and provide opportunities for parishioner involvement to respond to needs and injustices locally, nationally and globally.

 

 

Missions and Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day of Service

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Portage Co. Food Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Equal Exchange

 

 

 

 Giving Tree

 

 

 

 Safer Future Shower

 

 

 

 

 

First Step For Change

 

 

For more information visit these sites:

7 Facts about Human Trafficking You May Not Know

Prayer for an End to Human Trafficking

 

More about Human Trafficking