Catholics worldwide strive to follow Jesus’ example of relating to one another. He openly embraced those that others shunned. He calls us to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, and to welcome the stranger. The Catholic Church identifies seven key principles of Catholic Social Teaching that stand today as a guide for furthering the education and understanding of what our response should be to the needs of those in our midst. St. Luke’s Catholic Church fully embraces all of these principles as our core values for our mission in the world. The Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching: 1) life and dignity of the human person, 2) call to family, community, and participation for the common good, 3) rights and responsibilities (people have a fundamental right to life, food, shelter, health care, education, migration, and employment), 4) option for the poor and vulnerable (the moral test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members), 5) the dignity of work and the rights of workers, 6) solidarity (our responsibilities to each other cross national, racial, economic, religious, and ideological differences), 7) care for God’s creation. Contact: Liz Ortiz at (210) 433-2777 ext. 119.