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Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching / Los siete temas de la enseñanza social católica

The U.S. bishops identify seven major themes of our Catholic social tradition, with links to their roots in Scripture and Church documents. MORE >

Students Form Relationships To Humanize Justice Issues; Learn About Charity And Justice

Our international and domestic spring break trips emphasize prayer, learning and the need for both charity and justice. MORE >

Catholic Social Teaching Podcasts

These podcasts reflect on major themes of Catholic social teaching and how they should shape our lives as disciples of Christ and brothers and sisters to those in need. MORE >

Inspiring our Archdiocese for a year of social ministry

We host an annual convocation that energizes and inspires social justice ministry in our Archdiocese for the whole year. MORE >

Catholic Framework for Economic Life

Here are ten key principles on the values that should shape our participation in economic life. MORE >

Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish / Comunidades de Sal y Luz: Reflexiones sobre la Misión Social de la Parroquia

This statement from the U.S. Catholic bishops is a must-read for any Catholic, lay or religious, who wants to be salt and light in the world. MORE >

At Retreat, Teens See The Real Impact Of Fair Trade On Families

A weekend retreat can immerse high school students in service, solidarity, and learning about the real-life impacts of supporting fair trade. MORE >

Foundational Catholic Social Teaching Documents

This is a listing of documents of modern-day Catholic social teaching from papal, conciliar, and episcopal sources. MORE >

Quotes from Pope Francis on Issues of Life, Dignity, Justice and Peace / Citas del papa Francisco sobre la vida, la dignidad, la justicia y la paz

This compilation of Pope Francis quotes covers a variety of issues related to life, dignity, justice and peace. MORE >

Teens Educate Parish, Sell Fair Trade Products

Through a fair trade coffeehouse event and music artist contest, we educated our parish about fair trade and offered just purchasing choices. MORE >

Scripture and Justice Timeline Activity

Use this fun activity to visually explore how Scripture provides a foundation for our concern for those who are poor and vulnerable. MORE >

Dayton Students Do Social Analysis, Theological Reflection

Our students learn and serve in our local community and reflect on Midwest urban social issues. MORE >

Training Future Priests To Be Witnesses Of Christ's Justice

Our seminary has a social justice committee and an annual social justice theme, and works to form priests for mission in a variety of ways.. MORE >

Students Lead Social Action Days, Learning And Advocacy

Our students plan and lead social justice assemblies, brown-bag lunches, and Congressional advocacy. MORE >

Biblical Justice Challenge

In this fun activity, small groups compete to find scriptural references related to concern for those who are poor and vulnerable. MORE >

Catholic Institutions Help Communities Confront Pay Day Lending

We engage community organizations in advocating for pay day lending reform in the state of Texas. MORE >

Catholic Social Teaching Timeline Activity / Actividad de la línea cronológica de la enseñanza social católica

This activity focuses on the major Catholic social teaching documents and the current events and signs of the times to which they responded. MORE >

Superhero of Justice Activity

This activity helps youth of elementary school age envision Catholic social teaching from the perspective of a superhero. MORE >

Eliminating Barriers For Formerly Incarcerated Members Of Our Community

After learning about barriers faced by our formerly incarcerated brothers and sisters, we entered into dialogue which led to action. MORE >

Understanding Social Sin

This resource explains the basics of social sin, and how we are called to respond. MORE >

God's Love and the Demands of Grace

Through God’s grace and our efforts to build solidarity, a new community can arise that will provide a place at the table for all God’s people. MORE >

Reflections on the Joy of the Gospel

How are we called to be “a Church which goes forth”? Reflect with members of the Catholic Charities USA network on this call from Pope Francis. MORE >

Reflection Guides on Charity in Truth

Learn more about Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical, which explores Catholic teaching on human development, economic life, and other pressing global issues. MORE >

Learn about U.S. Poverty / Conoce sobre la pobreza en los Estados Unidos

PovertyUSA.org and PobrezaUSA.org include facts about poverty, an Interactive Poverty Map, a Poverty Tour video, and Stories of Hope about how communities are addressing poverty’s root causes. MORE >

Learn About Global Poverty

ConfrontGlobalPoverty.org features stories, videos, webcasts, and action alerts to help Catholics act in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the globe. MORE >