An online course about Catholic Social Teaching
Last month, I was invited to St. Francis de Sales parish in Beckley, WV to lead a day-long retreat about Catholic Social Teaching. The parish livestreamed my talks for their own parishioners and I was able to edit that video and turn it into a six-part online course!
There is no cost to access this course, you only need to create a free account with SmartCatholics (the host site).
Life as Christ:
A course on Catholic Social Teaching
This course is divided into six sections:
Introduction - What is Catholic Social Teaching?
The Kerygma - The proclamation of God's identity and love of each person
Dignity of the Human Person - The infinite dignity of each and every person challenges every political ideology
The Common Good - Society has a responsibility to each and every person
Subsidiarity - Everyone needs the opportunity to be responsible for healing their own community
Solidarity - Creating structures of justice for all our brothers and sisters
To help you trust in God’s goodness and love for you personally.
To propose and explain the Church’s social teaching.
To invite you into vulnerable prayer with God where you are open to him moving your heart and convicting your conscience.
How to Get the Most Out of “Life As Christ”
Listen. Watch the videos with a desire to learn from the wisdom of Scripture and the Church.
Be okay with discomfort. If some of the content, or if some of what the Lord is putting on your heart in prayer, is making you uncomfortable, try and be okay with that. The Lord is so patient with us, he is not scandalized or threatened by our discomfort, our wrestling.
Pray. Take the time to pray with the Scriptures and content that is being proposed. Bring your concerns and questions to the Lord. Let him transform your mind and heart.
If you want to to lead a retreat for your own parish, campus, or young adult group, please contact me here. Leading retreats is one of my greatest joys and privileges in ministry.