Catholic Social Responsibility – Installment #4 – Final Installment in the Series
The Catholic Social Responsibility Guidebook is designed to provide educators in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee with clear guiding principles for integrating Catholic social responsibility into school culture, and provides theological resources that correspond to four contemporary challenges, and alignment of Catholic Social Teachings to current Archdiocesan curriculum, policies, and accreditation standards. CatholicSocialResponsibilityGuidebookforCatholicSchoolsFinal9.22.21.pdf
All SMSA parents and guardians are invited to become familiar with this document. The previous installments provide excerpted overviews of the challenges associated with: 1) ‘Culture’; 2) ‘Racism’; 3) ’Civic Participation for the Common Good.’ The fourth area of challenge and overview is “Economics:”
“The dignity of the human person, realized in community with others, is the criterion against which all aspects of economic life is measured. The Church teaches that we all are responsible to one another, to our families, and to society at large and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. If all persons are to be recognized as members of the human community, then the community has an obligation to help fulfill those basic needs. As we are meant to love God with our whole being, which overflows into love of neighbor, Catholic schools should be accessible to students of all backgrounds, abilities, and academic goals. Catholic education shall reflect the Church’s preferential engagement with Christ, found always dwelling with society’s poor and underserved.” [Guidebook p. 14]
I urge parents and guardians to take a closer look at the Church’s theological response to the challenges associated with “Economics,” provided in the Guidebook.
Click here for a link to additional resource information on Catholic Social Responsibility released by the Archdiocese:
Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us.
Principal, High School