Solidarity and Subsidiarity

06.15.2020 - By The Tightrope: Reflections for Busy Catholics

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Solidarity is the idea that we are one, we are together. It is rooted in empathy for the person or groups who may not have advantages we have. GoFundMe Campaigns are an example of people living out solidarity. It is a way to live out our faith and helps us know we are not alone.

Subsidiarity is the idea we are most effective when we start closest to home and heart. From there we can transform our state and our nation. Colin believes that real subsidiarity starts in the heart with virtue. Subsidiarity is to integrate virtue in our own hearts and to live it out in the spaces closest to us.

These two, solidarity and subsidiarity, are the way we will fight against injustice, hate, and have an abundant life.

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