Call to Family, Community, and Participation
Humans are made for relationship and communion. In our Catholic faith, the dignity of all people is affirmed and elevated in the universal vocation of holiness and the call to communion with God and one another. Seeking to create a world of fraternity, peace, and solidarity rooted in the Gospel, we pray, work, and “dream, then, as a single human family,” Pope Francis says, in which we are “brothers and sisters all” (Fratelli Tutti, 8).
In the Holy Father’s 2020 social encyclical, Pope Francis speaks to his “brothers and sisters and proposed to them a way of life marked by the flavour of the Gospel” (1). In a culture marked by sin and suffering, the Pope’s guidance shows the way of hope, peace, and solidarity offered by the Christian life of virtue and faith.