The American Communion Project Presents:
THE PEOPLES SOCIAL ENCYCLICALS COUNCIL
Affirming our "potestas directa" to discern failing public policy approaches to
Catholic Social Teaching for authentic, integral, & ecological human communion.
God is not concerned with narrowly defined ecclesiastical-cultural disputes in the church. God is not concerned with clericalism. Rather, God's concern is for the future of human communion and humanity's ability to coexist and flourish on Earth. Human communion is the preeminent priority of The Peoples' Social Encyclicals Council. The Lay Apostolate has postestas directa (direct power & authority) to discern policy approaches to church teaching; it is we who bear the full responsibility for policy decision-making. Our potestas directa has always existed in the Catholic Social Teaching tradition and affirmed by Vatican II. Hence, we will prophetically announce God's concern for the authentic, integral, and ecological development of human communion by way of our irreducible God-given worthiness and dignity as reflective persons, our equality in baptism, and as a fundamentally free and self-governing Communion of Peoples of the secular state.