2 September 2005
Principles, once internalized, lead to something. They prompt activity, impel motion, direct choices. A principled person always has a place to stand, knows where he or she is coming from and likely to end up. Principles always lead the person who possesses them somewhere, for some purpose, to do something, or choose not to. -- William J. Byron, "Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching"
One can read a novel or a poem alone, and one can create it alone. The same is not true of drama. Of all the art forms, drama is the most social. The very word "drama" comes from a Greek word that means "doing." We experience the theater communally, so it seems natural that the theater speaks about social issues.
Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is a body of principles, informed by religious tradition and centuries of historical experience, but directed towards establishing a just society for all people, whether Catholic or not.Continue reading...
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While CST has been developed within the Catholic tradition, its biblical foundations make it meaningful to all who follow the biblical tradition, and its broad humanistic strains can resonate with people of all faith traditions.Sister Dorothy Jacko, a faculty member at Seton Hill University, introduces Catholic Social Teaching. The full text is available on J-Web, under the "handouts" section for this class.
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ELMORE: The few times me and him got leave over in Saudi and got our hands on beers, 'cause them Moslem-ites don't drink, even the good ones, ol' Brandon would get four or five in him and start preachin'.Ramsey, Erik. "Traction." TheatreHistory.com. 1995. http://www.theatrehistory.com/plays/traction.html. 11 Aug 2005.
MIKEY: I didn't smell no booze on his breath.
ELMORE: We laughed our asses off when he did that preacher stuff-- and we needed some fuckin' laughs more than anything... more than poozle, even. Fuckin' scuds slammin' down and Brandon talkin' nuts kept us from goin' nuts.... The glue is probably just giving him flashbacks is all.
MIKEY: [Pause.] He done miracles.
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