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Liturgy and Catholic Social Teaching  Participation in Worship and the World

Liturgy and Catholic Social Teaching Participation in Worship and the World



With essays by: Bernard Evans, Thomas Massaro, sj, and Timothy P. O’Malley.

Catholic 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. With 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.

The prayer services found in this book may also be downloaded as a PDF. Additional questions for discussion are also provided online for young adults. Written by: Kevin Ahern Bernard Evans Anne Y. Koester Thomas Massaro, sj Dawn M. Nothwehr, osf Timothy P. O’Malley Thomas Scirghi, sj Kate Ward With prayer services by Larry Dowling and supplemental discussion questions by John T. Kyler.

Paperback | 6 x 9 | 192 pages

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