Did you miss getting to see Fr. Boyle, author of “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion”, speak at SLU? The book was our recent Faith in Action book club selection. The entire presentation is available on YouTube.
Faith in Action
Our mission is to understand and apply the social teachings of the church in order to affect positive change and be the face of God to all in our community. We will do this by building relationships, promoting unity, bringing awareness to issues and actively engaging with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Contact Erin Hopfinger at 314-303-8540 or send an email.
Rival gang members worked side by side. How did this unusual arrangement—enemies working together— play out? Can you think of ways this approach might work in a different context of conflict?
“Kinship is ‘being one.’ It means there is no ‘us’ and ‘them,’ there is only ‘us.’ Without kinship there is no peace, without kinship there is no justice.”
Catholic Social Teaching asserts that all human beings must see within every person both a reflection of God and a mirror of themselves, and must honor and respect this dignity as a divine gift.
It’s not too late to join our Faith in Action Book Club! What did these stories teach you about kinship, compassion, redemption and mercy?
Join our Faith in Action book club! As you started reading the stories of the gang members—were you expecting monsters? “Human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment.”
The Faith in Action Committee invites you to join our book club! Our first selection is Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Start reading and join us on November 8 for discussion.
So much gratitude and hope filled the halls at FOCUS Sunday Supper this Labor Day weekend. Our next date for this service project is Sunday December 10. Mark your calendars!
Thad tells us about his struggle with schizoaffective disorder and his journey to stability in his mental health life. Part of our Faith in Action education series on mental health.
What people with mental disease need most is patience, sympathy and abundant, unconditional love. They are living in our community—they too are the Body of Christ—and they need our help and support.