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Bible Study Evangelista - 07 Solidarity

August 10, 2020

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Category: Social Justice Tag: Bible readingfaithfaith and workssocial justice

This highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula combines data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum. The picture includes data from five different telescopes: the Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared) in yellow; the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (radio) in red; Hubble Space Telescope (visible) in green; XMM-Newton (ultraviolet) in blue; and Chandra X-ray Observatory (X-ray) in purple.

Notice that the green color is all we can (could) see with our own eyes. The rest is invisible to natural human sight.

Topics Discussed:

Catholic social justice principle #6, solidarity and connectedness

Quantum mechanics and God

Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate)

St. Catherine of Sienna’s Dialogue 

St. Thomas Aqunias’ Summa on being (existence), evil, and angels

Overview:

Minutes 00:12:00 – Solidarity as oneness, the science behind oneness   

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Quantum mechanics and God 

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Love as the connecting energy, Matthew 18:21-34 and the parable of the unforgiving servant

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Gratitude and forgiveness as ways to act in solidarity with all

Additional Resources:

More on Solidarity from the Bible and Church documents 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the ChurchPontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB

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