CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
• Life and Dignity of the Human Person • Call to Family, Community, and Participation • Rights and Responsibilities •
• Option for the Poor and Vulnerable • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers • Solidarity • Care for God’s Creation •
Our Catholic Social Teachings Program features a new perspective from guest speakers monthly. The topics are timeless in the teachings of the Catholic Church and current in our world today. Take a fresh look at our church and it’s teachings regarding the marginalized.
To get involved, Contact The Adult Faith Formation Office. 770-977-1442 ext. 129 or email CST@transfiguration.com
The Mental Health of Today’s Teens
with Kaitlin Byrne, LPC, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Thursday, September 7, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Transfiguration Social Hall
This presentation will focus on issues of anxiety, school and social pressures, and teen suicide. It is designed to foster discussion among Middle and High School teens and their parents and offer practical ways for parents and teens to talk about mental health. We will tackle difficult topics and mental health challenges among teens. Please register in advance to attend. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b45a8aa2eabfd0-understanding2#/
Childcare for children through grade 5 is available for this event. Please register for childcare in advance so that we can properly staff the Nursery.
Ending the Death Penalty in Georgia
“…the Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that ‘the death penalty is inadmissible, because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person’, and she works with determination for its abolition worldwide.” Catechism of the Catholic Church #2267 “We remain committed to the work toward complete abolition of capital punishment in our state and in our nation. Only when we are free of this barbaric and unjust practice, can we truly say that we believe life is sacred and inviolable.” Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM
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Resources from Previous Discussions
Updated Catechism of the Catholic Church (Paragraph #2267):
America Magazine article with Sister Helen Prejean:
Podcast: Criminal – Sister Helen Prejean
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Video by Bryan Stevenson on the Death Penalty:
Archbishop Hartmayer statement on racial violence: https://georgiabulletin.org/news/2020/05/archbishop-hartmayer-releases-statement-in-wake-of-racial-violence-protests/
Father Bryan Massingale https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/assumptions-white-privilege-and-what-we-can-do-about-it
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: https://www.usccb.org/resources/open-wide-our-hearts-study-guide
Find out more about what the USCCB says about the topic here.
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