Daily Mass Reading – Aug 8, 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Here are links for Monday, August 8, 2016:  Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest

  1. Readings:  http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/080816.cfm   (from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website)
  1. Video reflection:  http://bcove.me/rgnx7rts (from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website)
  2. Daily meditations:
  1. Saint of the Day:  St. Dominic


Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching –
During this important election year, in deciding how to vote it is helpful to know and review the seven themes of Catholic social teaching, which are explained in this link to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/seven-themes-of-catholic-social-teaching.cfm.  These include:

  1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/life-and-dignity-of-the-human-person.cfm
  2. Call to Family, Community, and Participation: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/call-to-family-community-and-participation.cfm
  3. Human Rights and Responsibilities: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/rights-and-responsibilities.cfm
  4. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/seven-themes-of-catholic-social-teaching.cfm
  5. The Dignity of Work, and the Rights of Workers: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/the-dignity-of-work-and-the-rights-of-workers.cfm
  6. Solidarity: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/solidarity.cfm
  7. Care for God’s Creation: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/care-for-creation.cfm


Foundational Documents about Catholic Social Teaching –
You can find and read the major Papal, Vatican, U.S. Catholic Bishop’s documents on Catholic Social Teaching on this link:  http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/foundational-documents.cfm.

“Make a friend.  Be a friend.  Bring your friend to Christ.”

De Colores!

Deacon Ben Agustin