Posted by - December 3, 2017

Thank you To each parish, school, family and indi- vidual who donated in honor of the Karidat Food Pantry Thanksgiving Food Drive, we are so grateful to have shelves full to bursting right now. God bless you for your generosity! (Please be sure to visit the Karidat Facebook page to see photo acknowledgements of all

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CST 103: On Property and the Universal Destination of Goods

Posted by - November 26, 2017

In this week’s column, we return to our ongoing series on Catholic Social Teaching to introduce another foundational concept, the Universal Destination of Goods. In the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), we find the en- try regarding the universal destination of goods in the chapter regarding the 7th Commandment, “You shall not steal.” Christian

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DID YOU KNOW?This Week at Karidat

Posted by - November 11, 2017

This installment of our Did You Know series highlights some of Karidat’s activities over the past week. • 16 people received individual donations; dozens more were helped by goods placed in our permanent bins outside the office • 310 visitors to our front window with food assistance needs • 12 people donated goods & clothing

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Announcing Karidat’s newest Livelihood Project, “Handcrafting Hope”

Posted by - November 4, 2017

Just in time for the Christmas season, some of karidat’s current clients have been hard at work repurposing wood pallets into beautiful and useful household items. These hardworking entrepreneurs have landed on a creative and eco-friendly income-generating idea. The following three designs are models of some of the products now available for pre-order. Others are

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Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching, Part 4

Posted by - October 28, 2017

THE COMMON GOOD We began this series by emphasizing the value and uniqueness of each individual human person and then considered the importance of JUSTICE as one of the foundational principles in Catholic Social Teaching (CST). If human beings are endowed with great personal dignity and were created with the ability to relate directly to

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A Rule of Life: Love

Posted by - October 21, 2017

This week, a simple reflection of the rule of life, as set out by God in the Old and New Testaments. When Jesus was questioned about which among the command- ments entrusted to israel was the greatest, he answered: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with

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More on Catholic Social Teaching (CST 102)

Posted by - October 8, 2017

In last week’s introductory column to Catholic Social Justice teaching, we learned that we are persons in relationship to 1) God, and 2) each other. We are free agents and not robots. We obey with the full freedom of our wills and hearts, not blindly. So how do we show justice to God and to

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