WHEREAS, Pope Francis has called an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, at the Vatican October 2014; and
WHEREAS, the theme is "The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization;" and
WHEREAS, the People of God, lay, clerical, and consecrated have participated in the preparation for the meeting through practical suggestions and the support of prayer; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that all Catholic Daughters of the Americas join in prayer for the success of the synod and that Pope Francis may serve the People of God in truth and in love.
Adopted at the National Board Meeting
March 21, 2014
WHEREAS, Pope Francis met with the Pontifical Representatives and Apostolic Nuncios on June 21, 2013, and
WHEREAS, their task is to nominate candidates for Episcopal appointments, and
WHEREAS, the candidates must be "pastors who are close to their people, fathers and brothers, who are gentle, patient and merciful; animated by inner poverty, the freedom of the Lord and also outward simplicity and austerity of life, that they do not have the psychology of "Princes;'" therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Catholic Daughters of the Americas pray that the Holy Spirit will guide the Pontifical Representatives and Apostolic Nuncios in their recommendation for Episcopal appointments.
Adopted National Board Meeting
July 11, 2013
WHEREAS, There are many acts of violence similar to the Sandy Hook Elementary
School, Newtown, Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, there can be improvement in our mental health care and policies,
prevention of violence, and school safety; and
WHEREAS, Newtown, Connecticut, has made the Promise*; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that we as Catholic Daughters of the Americas join Newtown, Connecticut
and Promise to honor the twenty six lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary
School; and be it further
RESOLVED, that we promise to do everything we can to encourage and support
common sense solutions that make our communities and our
country safer from similar acts of violence
Submitted by: National Board, February 23, 2013
*I Promise to honor the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
I Promise to do everything I can to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my
community and our country safer from similar acts of violence.
RESOLUTIONS FOR THE CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS
Adopted at the 54th Biennial National Convention
WHEREAS, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas promote the dignity of all human
life from conception to natural death; and
WHEREAS, the practice of human-trafficking and slave labor is rampant throughout
the world, even in the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, the products sold in the United States often are made in factories abroad
where women, children and some men are forced to work long hours for
little or no pay; and
WHEREAS, the power of the consumer will make a strong impact on these practices,
therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Catholic Daughters of the Americas adopt a campaign to
promote the purchase of Fair Trade items; and be it further
RESOLVED, that members who are able download the APP Free2Work, which can
scan an item and tell if it was made by slave labor; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the members contact their elected officials to enact laws that prohibit
the use of women and children as "objects of the economy rather than
subjects of the economy".
Submitted by: Massachusetts State Court
Father Stanley Francis Rother, native Oklahoma priest and missionary, is
being considered for sainthood, and
Father Rother was martyred on July 28, 1981, in Santiago Atitlan,
Guatemala, for his extraordinary and courageous defense in his faith, and
he displayed the virtues of unity and charity while teaching, working with,
and ministering to the natives, and
the lengthy process which could lead to his beatification and canonization
is presently underway, therefore, be it
that the Catholic Daughters pray that he will be proclaimed by the
universal Church as martyr and saint.
Submitted by: Court Christ the King #1586 (Harrah, Oklahoma)
Father Matthew’s Sunday Reflection
The Pharisees mock Jesus in today’s Gospel passage by saying “[Y]ou are not concerned with anyone's opinion, for you do not regard a person's status.” They are mocking Jesus’ disregard for the opinion of the world, yet their statement is completely backwards.
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