INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON CATHOLIC ACTION
Duc in altum Catholic Action. TAKE COURAGE FOR THE FUTURE!
Rome-Loreto, August 31st 2004 / September 5th 2004
IFCA – INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF CATHOLIC ACTION – AZIONE CATTOLICA ITALIANA
in collaboration with the PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE LAITY
Today I am eager to repeat once again: the Church needs Catholic Action!
Catholic Action has always been and must still be today a nursery for the formation of the faithful who, enlightened by the social teaching of the Church, are employed on the front line to defend the sacred gift of life, the preservation of the dignity of the human person, the achievement of educational freedom, the promotion of the true meaning of marriage and the family, the practice of charity to the neediest, the quest for peace and justice and the application to the different interactive social realities of the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity.
(Message of John Paul II to the participants in the International Congress of Catholic Action)