On Behalf of the Gospel
OUR CALL TO UNIFYING LOVE
As Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we cannot separate our call to be women of the Gospel from our call to action for justice on behalf of that Gospel. We frame our search for justice, peace and respect for all life on the Gospels, our Constitution and the long tradition of Catholic social teaching, decrying all forms of violence and oppression.
Just as our founders called our first sisters to respond with courage and generosity to the social needs of seventeenth-century France, so we do the same in a way clearly defined in our Constitution:
“We respond in a way that heals and reconciles; serves all persons without distinction; makes known through our lives the Gospel we proclaim; enables others to assume a more active responsibility for continuing the mission of Jesus; recognizes and defends the human dignity of all persons; and promotes justice with a particular concern for the poor.”
Our 2007 Acts of Congregational Chapter simplifies our call in today’s world: to bring God’s unifying love wherever we go and to deepen our communion with creation, the dear neighbor, the Church and one another.
In recent years, the bishops of the Church have called for greater study and implementation of its social teachings, especially as those teachings relate to poverty, violence, war and respect for all life. The following documents are but a few of the Church’s calls for a more just and peaceful social order.
PASTORAL LETTERS FROM AMERICAN BISHOPS
A Decade After Economic Justice for All, 1996
The Catholic Bishops' Program against HUman Trafficking
Catholic Bishops Children and Migration
Catholic Bishops: Migration and Refugee Services
Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) by Pope John Paul II, 1995
Benedict XVI on Immigration
John Paul II on Immigration
Pope Francis on Immigration
Pope Benedict on Human Trafficking
Pope John Paul II on Human Trafficking
Pope Francis on Human Trafficking
Pope Francis on The Care of the Earth (Laudato SI)
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