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Unformatted text preview: service of His holy people. Note: Stewardship is serving under the Lord for the care of all of God’s creation. Stewardship is not mastery (thinking I own it and can treat nature as I wish), but a service under the Lord to whom the earth belongs. (CCC 2415-1418, 2402) Note to Catechist: The heart of Catholic Social Teaching is ultimately to lead people to God. The Ten Commandments provide the foundation for Catholic Social Teaching. The ultimate goal of all social work of the Church, which is referred to as the social apostolate, is the spread of the Kingdom of God over the earth, drawing the power for this work from the Eucharist and prayer. “Charity is the soul of this work.” (CCC 863-864, 2105) August 6th, 2009 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 27 of 38 Grade 8 12. The Diocese of La Crosse is committed, in particular, to the orphanage Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II in Lurin, Peru and to the care of the Holy Cross Parish in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (Synod Act #184) Project Milk and the Lenten Mite Boxes are an especially important means of providing assistance to the Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II and Holy Cross Parish and are to be faithfully promoted. (Synod Act #188) Dignity 1. God created each person in His own image and likeness. God knows and loves each individual person. The foundation of our dignity is that each person can enter into a personal relationship with God, even entering into communion with Him in receiving the Holy Eucharist. (CCC 356-357) 2. Each person is a child of God and must be treated with respect. This includes the way that we treat ourselves (self-respect) 3. God willed that man and woman were created with equal dignity but with fundamental differences. Furthermore, God created man and woman to be in communion with Himself and with others through friendship. Through Baptism, man and woman enter into this communion with God, and seek to grow in love of God, holiness of life, which is our primary vocation. We share in God’s Divine nature through sanctifying grace received in the Sacraments, which further elevates our dignity (2 Peter 1:4). In addition, Christ calls each person to follow Him in a specific vocation: as a married person, as a single person, as a consecrated person or an ordained priest. (CCC 369) 4. Jesus Christ always used His abilities the way God wanted Him to. By imitating Jesus, we grow in being the “image and likeness of God.” The Sacraments help us to become more like Jesus and to act like Him because the Sacraments give grace. When we use God’s gifts with the help of His grace, we grow in dignity and become more like God. 5. By sinning, we lower the perception of our own dignity and the dignity of others. Everyone has the basic dignity of being a person, that is, a creature that is able to know and love the Creator. When we use our abilities to think and choose the way God does, we help other people to see the goodness of God. Vocation 1. Our personal vocation is not mainly what we...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2013 for the course RELIGION Religion taught by Professor Hansel during the Fall '13 term at Pacelli High School, Stevens Point.

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