Common Good

We Believe:  The organization of society – in economics, politics, law, and policy directly affects the capacity of individuals to grow in community.  Marriage and the family are the central  social institutions deserving national and local support in order to strengthen the common good.

We  believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking  together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and  vulnerable.  

Scripture Tells Us:  In Romans 12:4-8:  “We are one body, individually members one of  another.”

Questions for Consideration:

  • Is what’s best for the community also what’s best for me?
  • Am I willing to engage in opportunities to share in parish projects to assist those in need?
  • Do accept the responsibility, as a Catholic, to think globally as well as locally in promoting the common good for all people?

Local individuals and groups can make a real difference. They are able to instill a greater sense of responsibility, a strong sense of community, a readiness to protect others, a spirit of creativity and a deep love for the land... (Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home[Laudato Si’], nos. 179)

Actions to Consider

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