social teaching guides us in how we are to live the Gospel in today’s world.
Liturgy forms us in these teachings and sends us out into the world to give
witness to the Gospel. Organized by the seven themes of Catholic social
teaching as developed by the United States bishops, this resource explores the
intimate connection between liturgy and Catholic social teaching. It provides
insights for parish teams on how Catholics might better live what it is we
celebrate each time we gather to worship God and express more fully,
consciously, and actively what it means to be in right relationship with God
and the world.
questions for discussion and reflection following each thematic chapter,
worship teams, parish councils, and peace and justice committees will be able
to evaluate and improve parish liturgical practices and ministerial outreach as
rooted in Catholic social teaching. With penitential services organized by each
of the seven themes, this resource also provides parishioners with the means to
examine their own consciences, make acts of reparation, and resolve to be more
committed to following the teachings of the Church. "Liturgy and Catholic
Social Teaching" resource is sure to help build a world that more closely
reflects the love and mercy, justice, and peace of God.