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Overview Most books dealing with the social teachings of the Catholic Church simply relate those teachings and comment on them. You Did It for Me breaks the mold and shows that when you live the social gospel you live the spiritual life. This model of prayer and action also helps dispel the commonly held understanding that only by praying and escaping from the world can we live a spiritual life. McKenna explores numerous aspects of the Church's social teaching--care of creation, human life and dignity, call to community, and the dignity of work among them--and shows through example and reflection, how you too can grow spiritually in the midst of the world.
Publishers Description McKenna explores numerous aspects of the Church's social teachings and shows that when you live the social gospel you live the spiritual life.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Ave Maria Press
ISBN 1594710392 ISBN13 9781594710391
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More About Kevin E. McKenna
Father Kevin E. McKenna is pastor of the Cathedral Community in Rochester, New York. He is past president of the Canon Law Society of America and former chancellor and canonical consultant for the Diocese of Rochester. He is author of numerous articles and books, including A Concise Guide to Canon Law and A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching. Father McKenna also serves as general editor for the Concise Guide Series.
Kevin E. McKenna currently resides in the state of New York. Kevin E. McKenna was born in 1950.
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Catholic Social Teaching: What, Why, and How Apr 3, 2005
Fr. McKenna, who holds a doctorate in canon law, brings to life the practical elements of Catholic social teaching as addressed in Church documents and pronounced throughout sacred scripture. Separate chapters are devoted to each of the social teaching themes defined by the U.S. Catholic bishops: respect for the life and dignity of each person; call to family, community, and participation; rights and responsibilities of the human person; option for and with the poor and vulnerable; dignity of work and the rights of workers; solidarity; and care of God's creation.
Throughout, Fr. McKenna remains focused on integration of prayer and action in Christian life. "Doing works of justice should not be separated from a vital and personal relationship with Jesus Christ," he writes. "But neither should a life of prayer be immune or separated from concrete, practical efforts at living the teachings that Jesus proclaimed." This integration of prayer and action is exemplified in the personal stories that open each chapter. In addition to these stories and examination of church documents and scripture, each chapter contains reflections and questions for discussion.