This past week I’ve spent time pondering the link between Pastoral Counseling and Catholic Social Teaching. The foundation of every principal of Catholic Social Teaching rests upon the belief that every single human being has inherent dignity. “Human life is sacred, and the dignity of the human person is the starting point for a moral vision for society. The person is the clearest reflection of God among us (USCCB).”
It is senior year and nothing is more exciting or more bittersweet than starting your last-first-day of fall semester classes. I can say with all certainty that I will miss greeting friends excitedly after not seeing them all summer and the hustle and bustle of students moving into dorms and saying goodbye to their families. It is funny to think that freshman year it was all so new and overwhelming, but now it just feels like home.
Hello, again everyone! It has been a little bit since I last posted and there has definitely been a lot going on here in Austria. A couple of weekends ago we had our annual St. Francis Festival. Celebrating the festival here in Austria was somewhat different than celebrating on main campus, but nonetheless it was a lot of fun!