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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. 128 or email CST@transfiguration.com

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 •

Evening of Stories and Dialogue Concerning Refugees
Tuesday November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Adult Lounge
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The Catholic Social Teaching Ministry presents an Evening of Stories and Dialogue

The first theme of Catholic Social Teaching is The Life and Dignity of the Human Person – “The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society… We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.  (USCCB)

As Christians, we are called to honor the dignity of ALL human beings, especially the most vulnerable, and to reach out to our neighbors in their time of need.

Answering this call, several parishioners journeyed to McAllen, TX to work with asylum-seeking immigrants at the Humanitarian Respite Center; a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.  Come hear their stories of their most recent trip to our Southern Border where they provided humanitarian care to immigrants journeying into the United States.  Understand some of the truths of this crisis and discuss how we as Catholics can faithfully respond. 

Love of neighbor calls us to love the people in our midst, no matter where they are from, or to which group they might belong. On this evening, we will also share the story of a mother and her four daughters from an Afghan refugee family who Transfiguration Parish has agreed to sponsor and support as they resettle in the Atlanta area.


Tentative Events List for the 2021 / 2022 Season :

  • December 2 or 9 – Death Penalty Event
  • January 13 – Social Teaching Ministry
  • February 12 – Action Event (Meal Packing)
  • March 12 – 13 – Welcoming the Refugee/Catholic Charities Event
  • April (Date TBA) – Eviction Moratorium Event
  • May – Healing Service/Mass
  • June – End of the Year Celebration and review of 2021/2022

Transfiguration’s Commitment to Refugee Resettlement in Atlanta:
https://transfiguration.com/tcclink/refugee/

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Care for Creation Committee: Information on how Transfiguration is helping care for our common home.



Videos:

The 7 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching /Catholic Relief Services and the USCCB. CLICK HERE

Resources from Previous Discussions

Updated Catechism of the Catholic Church (Paragraph #2267):
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20180801_catechismo-penadimorte_en.html 

America Magazine article with Sister Helen Prejean:
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2021/01/11/trump-barr-federal-execution-death-penalty-helen-prejean-239560?fbclid=IwAR0PvjCkLHY1PEVCXif8A-J5rBUxhNRGAjLAPvbGoyoR01GnTlxCxON12TY

Podcast: Criminal – Sister Helen Prejean
https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-156-sister-helen/

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
https://www.usccb.org/news/2020/recalling-meaning-advent-us-bishop-chairmen-call-end-executions

Video by Bryan Stevenson on the Death Penalty:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woqm3NHzpms 

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.

Want to know more about how the Arch Atlanta is involved with these issues, click here

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