Have you ever bought something that wasn’t made with fair trade? Or how about something that you knew was made by child labourers. How did you feel after you bought it and thought about the people that were suffering just so that you could get a better price on that extra soccer ball you really didn’t need. Part of being catholic is making sure that you neighbours and people around you are getting the rights they deserve and what they need to live. If that means paying an extra three dollars for something that comes from a 3rd world you should be happy to pay that instead of living in that country. Part of being catholic is definitely looking out for others equality and their rights.
Volunteering is something that raises everyones self esteem. Helping others is something that not only catholics should do but everyone in that society. Whether it's working at the soup kitchen in you community or helping at a run for cancer you are still helping less fortunate people that appreciate it very much.