Thursday, November 28, 2013

Jonah and The Whale

This is a story about the Prophet Jonah, who was reluctant to do God's will.  Jonah tried to go against God, but in the end he did as God wanted - God wanted Jonah to bring a message of love and peace to a people that were not on the path to a blessed life ... Jonah was given the task to tell them of God's laws and if they didn't repent and change their ways, there was a reckoning coming!

Well, you can watch the story here ... Click on the link or the picture.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Key Principals of Catholic Social Teachings

The message is seemingly clear ...

What is Catholic Social Teaching? Here's a basic introduction:

Jesus taught that hypocrisy is the counter to truthfulness, that we should walk the talk and practice what we preach.  He preached this a lot! 

In the 1971 synodal document entitled, "Justice in the World", notes that the social mission of the church is quite clearly stated as one grounded in action to liberate the human race from oppression ... "The Church, which is the sacrament of Christ, is called upon by missionary mandate to practice what it preaches about justice and rights." (Catholocism, P.3630)

As Pope John Paul II wrote:
"As far as the church is concerned, the social message of the Gospel must not be considered a theory, but above all else a basis and motivation for action." (Catholocism, P.3628).

             ... So, why don't we get it!  Watch the Prezi Presentation on CST (click the links at the end)

How to view a Prezi online:

You can click on either one of the links below to view a Prezi on Catholic Social Teachings.  This is an assignment for an AQ course (Religious Education II), but you can copy, modify, share, and use as you wish. 

When the presentation comes up, click on the HOME icon (right side) to get a sense of what you're seeing ... Then, click the ARROW key to move forward (and the other ARROW key to go back).

With YouTube embedded videos, they should start on their own, but if they don't, just click the triangle (PLAY button) inside the video and it should play, no problem.  If you see any bothersome ads at the bottom of the video, merely click the "x" in the top right corner of the ad to eliminate it.

Sit back and watch ... Click either link to view: