MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:30 PM at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ, Fr. Terence J. Moran will present a program, The Common Good: No One is Exempt from Participating.
The “common good” has a long history in Catholic theological reflection. Defined by the Second Vatican Council as embracing “the sum total of all those conditions of social life which enable individuals, families, and organizations to achieve complete and effective fulfillment” (Gaudium et Spes,74), the common good is always named as an essential principle of the Catholic social justice tradition. This presentation will examine the origins and development of the concept of the common good in Catholic Social Teaching and investigate the forces in our polarized and consumerist culture that often blind us to the call of the common good.
Fr. Terrence J. Moran studied moral theology at the Accademia Alfonsiana in Rome and the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He has given presentations on theology and spirituality through the United States and in 35 other countries. Currently, Moran is the Director of the Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ.
All are welcome. There is no charge for the program.