Articles tagged: solidarity

Commentary on the 4 Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance

Theology

SPL Staff • February 1st, 2014

Listers, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are sins that cry out to heaven. "The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are 'sins that cry to heaven': the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner,... Read More →

Serving the Underserved: 22 Holy Scriptures on the Poor and Poverty

Theology

SPL Staff • September 30th, 2013

Listers, Archbishop Chaput once said, "If we don't love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to Hell." The following verses are only a sampling of the Holy Scriptures that speak on the Lord's predilection toward the poor and the Catholic's mandate to serve the... Read More →

7 Quotes from Benedict XVI's 2013 "State of the World" Address

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SPL Staff • January 14th, 2013

Listers, the following quotes are taken from what has come to be known as the "State of the World" address. Right on the heels of his excellent Christmas Eve homily, His Holiness' address to the Diplomatic Corps touched on Syria, Iraq, North Africa, and many other nations and their turmoils.... Read More →

The Educated Catholic Voter: 10 Lists on the Catholic Citizen

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • October 29th, 2012

Listers in lieu of some comparison of fleeting political platforms and promises, SPL presents a collection of lists that articulates the Church's timeless political principles. The following lists pull from USCCB documents that address particular American politics, Vatican documents that address... Read More →

3 Prayers by St. Thomas More for Catholic Lawyers

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SPL Staff • October 22nd, 2012

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Listers, this hackneyed quote is taken from a minor character in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Often quoted in glee and with a smirk, it raises the question of why society enjoys a "good" lawyer joke. "The answer is simple," states Strickland and... Read More →

Fear Not Little Flock: "All 12 Texts from the Holy Father''s Apostolic Journey to Lebanon

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SPL Staff • September 17th, 2012

Apostolic Journey to Lebanon (14-16 September 2012) On the occasion of the signing and publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. All quotes are by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI unless otherwise cited.   1.... Read More →

24 Points from His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III on the Crisis in Syria (2012)

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SPL Staff • July 25th, 2012

Listers, the crisis in Syria has escalated to a civil war standards and has claimed the lives of thousands. Amongst those most marginalized by the conflict are our Eastern Catholic brothers and sisters. The spiritual leader for many of those Catholics is His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III... Read More →

Political Animals: 5 Lessons from the Opening Pages of Aristotle's Politics

Philosophy

SPL Staff • July 5th, 2012

Listers, Aristotelian political thought is at the cornerstone of Western Civilization. It is especially important in its articulation of the importance of the family or household, of natural justice, and of humans as naturally political animals. In the development of political philosophy, few... Read More →

Understanding Catholic Social Teaching: 14 Scriptures

Theology

SPL Staff • June 28th, 2012

Listers, in researching the connection** between salvation and our treatment of the poor, I came across a Catholic Charities' document outlining Catholic Social Teaching according to Scripture.** As articulated by the Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, "Catholics are in a unique position to change the... Read More →

10 Official Catholic Goals For American Politics

Theology

SPL Staff • April 9th, 2012

Listers, the following political goals are promoted directly from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the 2011 USCCB document entitled Faithful Citizenship, the US Bishops give ten goal for Catholic political life inside the United States. For Catholics living in a democracy,... Read More →

Law and the Common Good: 9 Introductory Catholic Questions

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • February 16th, 2012

**Listers, the following commentary address St. Thomas' introduction to law and lays the groundwork to understand the Angelic Doctor's teaching of an ordered Creation. **It is hard to overestimate the impact Aquinas had on the Catholic approach to law and politics, especially when considering his... Read More →

The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • November 8th, 2011

Listers, paragraphs 40-62 of the USCCB's document on Faithful Citizenship address the supporting role of Catholic Social Teaching in Catholic political action. Catholic Social Teaching grants Catholics a philosophical and moral platform, upon which they may have well-ordered political... Read More →

Understanding Catholic Social Teachings: 19 More Scriptures

Theology

SPL Staff • November 3rd, 2011

Listers, we continue our look at Catholic Social Teaching in Scripture a s_ laid out_** b****y Catholic Charities.** The Six Principles of Catholic Social Teaching Dignity of the Human Person 2. Community and the Common Good 3. Rights and Responsibilities 4. Option for the Poor 5. Dignity of... Read More →
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