The A.C.T. Committee (Acting on Catholic Teachings) is the christian service committee at St. Fabian Church that puts the Catholic Social Teachings into practice and is responsible for many of the Christian Service projects undertaken by St. Fabian. We assist other service agencies (ie. Lion’s Club, Rebuilding Together, St. Christine’s Food Program, St. Alexander’s Food pantry, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, COTS, blanket drives, life issues projects, etc.)
The 10 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching include:
- Respect for the dignity and life of the human person
- The call to family and community life
- The right and duty to participate in social, economic and political life
- Advancing the common good
- Promoting peace and social justice
- Promoting human rights and responsibilities
- Special care and concern for the poor and vulnerable
- The dignity of work and the rights of workers
- Solidarity-loving our neighbor locally and globally
- Caring for God’s creation: Stewardship of the earth
Any parishioner who is interested in any of the above or in developing more Christian Service opportunities is welcome to become part of the commission. Contact Sue Crudgington at email@example.com or call 248-553-4610 extension 254 for more information.
Join the Catholic Advocacy Network
The Catholic Advocacy Network is an outreach of the Michigan Catholic Conference, the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in
Michigan. This is an opportunity to learn about and become involved in the democratic process on an email basis in the areas of religious liberty, human life and dignity, marriage and family, immigration, education and health care. Their goal is to speak with a unified voice as to which bills should or should not become law according the Catholic Social Teaching. You can sign up online at www.micatholic.org/can/
Prayer for Government
We pray you, O God of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with your Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to your people, over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality. Let the light of your divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge; and may perpetuate to us the blessing of equal liberty.
We recommend likewise, to your unbounded mercy, all our fellow citizens throughout the United States, that we may be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of your most holy law; that we may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal.
Archbishop John Carroll, SJ