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Social Justice

Mission Statement

"The center of the Church’s social teaching is the life, dignity, and rights of the human person. We are called in a special way to serve the poor and vulnerable; to build bridges of solidarity among peoples of differing races and nations, language and ability, gender, and culture. Family life and work have special places in Catholic social teaching; the rights of the unborn, families, workers, immigrants, and the poor deserve special protection. Our tradition also calls us to show our respect for the Creator by our care for creation and our commitment to work for environmental justice. This vital tradition is an essential resource for parish life. It offers a framework and direction for our social ministry, calling us to concrete works of charity, justice and peacemaking." (Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish, Catholic Bishops Document)

 

Additional Resources:

Catholic Relief Services
Center of Concern
Justice for Immigrants
Poverty USA
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
USCCB Pro Life Activities