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Catholic Family Values
Life Marriage Family Youth Committee
The NAHNS Life Marriage Family Youth Committee's purpose is to assist Holy Name Society members implement the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Plan for rebuilding a Catholic Culture in accord with a consistent ethic of life, which holds that all life is sacred from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death, protecting the sanctity of the sacrament of marriage, promoting Catholic Social teaching and promoting activities for the proper formation of Catholic Youth and Young Adults.
To learn more about what the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is doing to support the family check out the following link: USCCB Laity, Marriage, Family Life, Youth
Living According to the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Being Catholic means to live according to the life and example of Jesus Christ. The ministry of Jesus was one of love, mercy and service; of peace and justice; and of reaching out to the marginalized, oppressed, and most vulnerable in society. Members of the Holy Name Society are called to do no less.
The foundation of Catholic Social Teaching is the dignity of the human being. By virtue of our creation by God, each of us is uniquely holy and worthy of respect regardless of our personal characteristics or circumstances. The unborn, the poor, the disabled, the homeless, the elderly, the ill and injured, the imprisoned, and those on the fringes of any society are equally precious in the eyes of God and are worthy of dignity and respect.
Initiatives and Activities
This committee provides information and education on Catholic Teaching on social issues. Public Information initiatives are designed to deepen the understanding of the sanctity of human life and the salvific mission of the Church.
This Committee develops and distributes Parish Based materials that assist in informing and educating people on the true teachings of the Catholic faith on social issues relating to Life, Marriage, Family and Youth.
Prayer is the foundation in the labor of building a Catholic Culture. This committee also works to promote proper formation of Holy Name Society members on the teachings of the Catholic faith through individual and public prayer and worship. The Committee encourages and provides resources for (Arch)Diocesan Unions and Parish Holy Name Societies to sponsor programs of communal and private prayer.
Richard Kehoe, Chair