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The Responsibility of a Catholic Citizen in a Free Society

Before we start to talk about our responsibilities we should be grateful that we are able to practice our own faith and we can stand up for our religion and speak up about it. We are here to be an example for the rest of the people out there who do not know any better and are falling in there lives. It is our responsibility to help them and thats not the only thing we should also have responsibilities of our own. Some examples are like respecting authority of both the church and government, evangelizing or spreading the word, donating time and money to church and those in need, tolerance and many more.

We are surrounded by challenges like abortions, poverty, and violence which all destroy the lives of people that were put here by God and were not able to live because of our choices. It is our responsibility to help and support people who fall into these categories. We should now defend human life and dignity, to make people practice justice and peace, and maintain family life and moral values. Abortion is a major issue today in our world. Thousands of people out there do it today. Our teachings call us to protect human life and here we are killing it just because we dont want it.

Violence also is sort of the same thing. We are hurting another human just because we dont like them or are mad at something else and we take our anger out on them. We need to set an example for the people that are doing it so they start to realize that this isnt what everyone is doing and that it isnt smart or cool to do it. We need to speak up for these issues and try to stop them. Those are some of our responsibilities. We also need to help the ones who are in need and the poverty that goes on now days. It is unfair to those who are in need and we are greedy.

We need to share our wealth with others. Also we need to stop the racism that goes on. We are all from different varieties of races. Ranging from every ethnic background to living in urban, rural, and suburban communities. Some people have lower status jobs than others. Wherever they fall in the category we need to respect everyone. Human life is a gift from God, and it is our responsibility to protect it because God gave it to us. We should encourage the government and higher officials to pass laws that protect life.

Like we should help those who are pregnant and cannot manage to take care of the baby, people who live in very poor conditions and do not have enough money to pay medical expenses are examples of problems we face today, which take lives. Another way of violence is war. The church has always been against war. The church says to solve the problem by peaceable means. We are the ones who have to defend ourselves and society against violent crimes and matters like that. Another issue is that we have to strive to make the needs and concerns of families. Marriage is something that God intended to be good and the starting of a family.

That is the basic starting of a family life. People today are facing many problems that bring discomforts into family life like taxes, unemployment, divorce, and the sacrifices that are made for the children. We need to help these kinds of families by helping them solve their problems and supporting them. Also we, as kids, must help other kids realize what is right for them like not dropping out of school, not being violent, trying as hard as you can in your education and matters like this. The things that are causing all these problems are things like TV and radio.

Kids are looking at what bad things are going on out in the world and are doing them themselves. We need to stand against all of this bad stuff that is being publicized. Examples are bad TV shows, bad and violent music, pornography published free over the internet and others. We are the ones that are letting this happen. If we stand against it then it will stop. These are some of our responsibilities of a Catholic citizen in a free society. The choice is now ours if we want to be a good citizen and play an important role or fall in with the bad. Hope you did get something out of reading this.

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