December 07, 2005

Our Relaunch

As our readers may recall from an earlier post of mine, today is the official relaunch of Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, the renewal of our commitment to work for social and political justice from the perspective of Catholic social teaching and thought. We scheduled this official relaunch to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes. We continue to be inspired by the principles of the Council's social teaching, and we hope to contribute to a recommitment to those principles by the whole Universal Church.

We are happy to announce that we have two new contributing writers who have joined us for our relaunch: Sr. Stephanie Youstra, OSB (Narrow at the Outset) and Sr. Christine Wilcox, OP (Sister Christer). We're also glad to announce that Todd from Catholic Sensibility will publish his reflections on Gaudium et Spes with us sometime after the new year, and that he may also be joining us on a more regular basis as a contributing writer sometime in the future.

As we continue to work for social and political justice in our nation and in our world, we ask for our readers' prayers, that the Holy Spirit will continue to inspire us to work for the common good of all humanity. Thank you for staying with us and thank you for doing whatever it is you do, however big or small, to make the Kingdom of God inaugurated by Christ more present in our world and in the lives of every woman and man.