Sacramento Call To Action
Progressive Catholics for Peace and Justice
Call to Action: Progressive Catholics of the Sacramento Region is a movement of lay people, religious, and clergy working in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council and the United States Bishops. Call to Action (Detroit 1976). We dedicate ourselves to working to reclaim our Church as a Church that gives love priority over law, is inclusive of all believers, and is constantly concerned and active in the areas of democracy, justice and peace both within our church and in our world. We love our Church and we believe that with creative imagination, cooperation, co-discipleship and co-responsibility we can transform it to be more faithful to its original mission.
Who We Are
- We are individual members of the Roman Catholic Church, in spiritual union with other faiths, who seek to be faithful to God’s call and believe that God continues to open new understandings of scripture in our time.
- We are a Christian community which believes the Church is to seek to express those understandings of God’s call and the understandings of scripture in word and deed.
- We are individuals who have heard the call of Holy Scripture and studied the lessons of Jesus to love each other as we love ourselves, and believe that we come to know the love of God through loving each other.
- We are believers in the risen Christ who know we are called to feed the poor, clothe the naked, visit the imprisoned, and work for peace through non-violent means.
- We are followers of Christ, who believe both spiritual and physical non-violence is the path to peace in our communities and the world.
- We are people who believe that with our work and prayer, the injustices and discrimination that are not scriptural or Christian, will be lifted from our Church.
- We are people who have set our face towards God’s home for us, in communion with all God’s people.
- We are committed to advocating for the full participation of all God’s children in the church and its lay ministries.
- We are committed to working for the full participation in all church vocations for those who have discerned the call of God to church ministry.
- We are committed to educating individuals, congregations, and our diocesan leaders on current issues through published materials, meetings, conferences, and letters.
- We are committed to working for justice and peace in our Sacramento Diocese, neighborhood, town, city, country, and world.
- We are committed to working with other faith communities to bring the true love of Christ to our brothers and sisters, regardless of age, gender, race, marital history, or sexual orientation.
- We are committed to creating a welcoming and affirming church for all, particularly:
the old and young,
the poor and rich,
the heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual and transgendered,
the married, divorced, and single.
- We believe God is calling us to do this work towards full inclusion for all God’s children in the Roman Catholic Church and its ministries.
- We are committed to working toward the use and acceptance of inclusive language, which expresses this full participation of all God’s children in the ministries and celebrations of the Roman Catholic Church.
- We believe all people are children of God and we seek to remove barriers that result in alienating and isolating God’s people by preventing them from knowing the love and saving grace of our Savior, Jesus Christ.