07_Solidarity, Premium Content

This highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula combines data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum. The picture includes data from five different telescopes: the Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared) in yellow; the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (radio) in red; Hubble Space Telescope (visible) in green; XMM-Newton (ultraviolet) in blue; and Chandra X-ray Observatory (X-ray) in purple.

Notice that the green color is all we can (could) see with our own eyes. The rest is invisible to natural human sight.

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O – Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

Read this article to learn how college students are living out the call to solidarity as CRS Student Ambassadors. How can you work to educate others about issues that impact our brothers and sisters at home and around the world?


Explore quantum mechanics here. 

From the Examination of Conscience in Light of Social Teaching

  • Do you believe that “we are all really responsible for all”? If so, how does this challenge you?
  • How can you join with others to take concrete steps—big or small—to help build a society of solidarity?
  • Does the way I spend my time reflect a genuine concern for others?
  • Is solidarity incorporated into my prayer and spirituality? Do I lift up vulnerable people throughout the world in my prayer, or is it reserved for only my personal concerns?
  • Am I attentive only to my local neighbors or also those across the globe?
  • Do I see all members of the human family as my brothers and sisters?

V – Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.

E – Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

Lord, Creator, and Father of all people, sensitize me to the suffering of others so that I can overcome indifference and build up a civilization of love and solidarity. Amen + 

Show Notes

Topics Discussed:

Catholic social justice principle #6, solidarity and connectedness

Quantum mechanics and God

Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate)

St. Catherine of Sienna’s Dialogue 

St. Thomas Aqunias’ Summa on being (existence), evil, and angels


Minutes 00:12:00 – Solidarity as oneness, the science behind oneness   

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Quantum mechanics and God 

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Love as the connecting energy, Matthew 18:21-34 and the parable of the unforgiving servant

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Gratitude and forgiveness as ways to act in solidarity with all

Additional Resources:

More on Solidarity from the Bible and Church documents 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Book, Amazon: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and USCCB

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3 thoughts on “07_Solidarity, Premium Content

  1. Thank you for this amazing lesson! I had never thought quantum mechanics like that. Your enthusiasm for this topic was apparent.thank you again for sharing.

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