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    Justice, Peace, and Human Development

     

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    Pope Francis and the Environment
    Archbishop Wenski recently wrote an article anticipating what Pope Francis may say in his upcoming encyclical on the environment.

    New Lenten Resource
    Lent 2015: A Scriptural Way of the Cross
    is a new resource. The Scriptural Way of the Cross was first introduced by Saint Pope John Paul II. This unique version can be used during this season of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. It features reflections on global and national issues. Use this Way of the Cross for personal reflection and with your parish, school, religious education class and with friends.

    Visit the Blog!
    To Go Forth confronts the issues of the day with the insights of Catholic social teaching, human stories and the perspective of the bishops of the United States. Join the dialogue on Twitter @togoforth.

     

    Mission & Identity

    "The Church cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice."

    - Pope Benedict XVI
    The Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development (JPHD) promotes awareness of Catholic social teaching and opportunities to live the Baptismal call to love God and neighbor.

    Efforts include the anti-poverty mission of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, as well as advocacy in support of poor and vulnerable persons and communities, in the U.S. and abroad.

    Pope Francis accepts a hug from a girl as he arrives to celebrate Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)JPHD invites the participation of all who desire to live the Gospel in solidarity with neighbors across the street and around the world.

    JPHD's work is guided by the Committees on International Justice and Peace, Domestic Justice and Human Development and the Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.



    JPhd: Working on the margins in the united states

    Capital Punishment
    Cardinal O’Malley and Archbishop Wenski have welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 23 announcement to review the drug protocols of lethal injection executions in the State of Oklahoma.

    Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Climate Change and Carbon Pollution
    Archbishop Wenski and Bishop Pates have written the Environmental Protection Agency
    on the importance of protecting Creation and the health of poor and vulnerable communities by setting a national standard to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants.

    Read Archbishop Wenski's Reflection on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

    Catholic Campaign for Human Development
    Since 2013, CCHD has invested nearly $2.5 million to support environmental justice. Learn how CCHD is helping communities support environmental justice.

     More United States Issues



    JPHD: Working on the Margins Internationally

    Cuba
    News Release
    : Bishop Cantú welcomes the release of Alan Gross and changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba.

    Guantanamo
    Bishop Oscar Cantú has written the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure regarding the expedited transfer of cleared detainees.

    Torture, An Intrinsic Evil
    Read Bishop Cantú's statement on the release of the Senate report on the CIA's interrogation practices.

    More International Issues



    Resources

    New Lenten Resource
    Lent 2015: A Scriptural Way of the Cross is a new resource. This unique version can be used during this season of fasting, prayer and almsgiving.  It features reflections on global and national issues. Use this resource for your own reflection and with your parish, school, religious education class and with friends.

    Pope Francis' Social Teaching
    These quotes from Pope Francis are a sample of his teaching on poverty, economic justice, care for creation, human rights and other issues. | en Español

    Environment
    Honor God's gift of creation and the Church's teaching on the environment with the following new resources: 
    Primer on Care for Creation
    and  Pastoral Aids and Homily Helps for CST: Care for Creation/Stewardship.


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