The Gift of Time, Talent, and Treasure

August 14

“We have to uphold the right of all men to live, to own what is necessary to lead a dignified existence, to work and to rest, to choose a particular state in life, to form a home, to bring children into the world within marriage and to be allowed to educate them, to pass peacefully through times of sickness and old age, to have access to culture, to join with other citizens to achieve legitimate ends, and, above all, to enjoy the right to know and love God in perfect liberty.”
  -St. Josemaria Escriva


August 9

“Sin makes men accomplices of one another and causes concupiscence, violence, and injustice to reign among them.  Sins give rise to social situations and institutions that are contrary to the divine goodness.  ‘Structures of sin’ are the expression and effect of personal sins.  They lead their victims to do evil in their turn.  In an analogous sense, they constitute a ‘social sin’.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1869