FAQ: does the Church care about animals? Part I

From Catholic Rural Life – September 13, 2017

This week, Catholic Rural Life continues their frequently asked questions blog series with a two-part article that answers the question: Does the Church Care About Animals? Part I dives into what the Church teaches about animal welfare.

“It is all too easy to become passionate about an issue like this and take a political “side”–sometimes demonizing the opposing stance. However, when we, as Catholics, take things into consideration, we must first look to Church teaching to form a judgment and act accordingly. We must look at these questions with the gaze of Christ. Not everyone has been formed in this way, and we must meet people where they are at and walk together toward a Christian way of thinking and being.

This means living in “right relationship” to the world in which we live-our land, our resources, and each other. Living in right relationship means putting Christ at the center of our lives and the meaning of our actions. To begin this dialogue, we would first like to point out the Church’s teaching…” Click here to read the full article.