Mercy Critical Concerns and Catholic Social Teaching

St. Joseph statueThe Sisters of Mercy were founded out of deep concern for persons who are poor. Today, that commitment is focused in five Mercy Critical Concerns (Earth, Immigration, Nonviolence, Racism, and Women) that are addressed through prayer; attention to personal, communal and institutional choices; education; advocacy with legislators and other government leaders; and corporate engagement.  Catholic Social Teaching, reflected in seven key themes, is a rich tradition of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Sr. Marie Michele Donnelly, RSM, Co-Director of Mercy Spiritual Ministries, will reflect upon the intersection between our Mercy Critical Concerns and Catholic Social Teaching and invite our consideration of engagement with both.