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Blog Archives

Presentation on Family, Community and Participation

By Mark Etling on January 15th, 2014

Please join us for a discussion on the Church’s social teaching on family, community and participation. There are three opportunities to take part: Thursday, January 16, 7pm in the Annex. Sunday, January 19 after the 9 am and 11 am Masses. The Church has some truly profound, inspiring and challenging things to say about the … Read More


“Family” is a many-splendored thing

By Mark Etling on January 10th, 2014

Our study of Catholic social teaching about the family requires a clarification right off the bat. We want to be clear about what we – and the Church – mean by “family.” For us here at St. Vincent’s “family” means many things – the nuclear family; the blended family; the single-parent family; the “empty-nester” family; … Read More


The beauty – and the challenge – of human dignity

By Mark Etling on January 10th, 2014

The Catholic social teaching on human dignity is both a beautiful blessing – and a tremendous challenge. Blessing – because we believe in the infinite dignity and worth of every human being. Why? Because we are wonderfully made in the image of God. Our ability to love, to forgive, to show compassion, to think, to … Read More


Welcome to the Many and One blog

By Mark Etling on January 10th, 2014

Thank you for joining the conversation! I look forward to having an engaging and challenging discussion about Catholic social teaching. I encourage you to take the time to read and think about the principles of the social teaching, and to post your comments and questions about them here. I’ll leave you with a question: What … Read More