Legislation Committee

Nanette Paratto-Wagner, Chair

The Spirituality Commission includes the Legislation Committee. The mission of the Legislation Committee is to encourage legislative advocacy within the affiliations of the Orlando Diocese Council of Catholic Women by providing resources to the members that will help guide a formation of conscience rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. This Committee encourages all women to promote Catholic values in the public square in accordance with the guidance provided by the Office of Advocacy and Justice of the Diocese of Orlando, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Our objectives are to facilitate an understanding of and participation in the legislative process; to empower women with the tools to analyze current and proposed laws; and to promote action with mercy that will effect greater social and economic justice in our society at local, state and national levels. All Council members are strongly encouraged to participate annually in Catholic Days at the Capitol, an initiative of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops. Suggested resources to empower and educate members are readily available at:

http://www.orlandodiocese.org/ministries-offices/advocacy-and-justice

http://flaccb.org/

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/index.cfm

Catholic Days at the Capital 2015:

 

                                                                         Women of ODCCW

 

                                                                       Women of ODCCW

                                                                  The Red Mass - Bishops of Florida

 

                                                                The Red Mass - Bishops of Florida