"Our parishes are clearly called to helppeople live their faith in the world, helping them to understand and act on the
social dimensions of the gospel in their everyday lives."
- United States Catholic Bishops, Communities of Salt & Light; Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish
How do we help
Catholics live their faith in marriage, family, work, and everyday decisions
Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice | En Español
This statement from the U.S.
bishops challenges Catholics to love our neighbor, pursue peace and seek justice in our everyday choices
Do we help connect
disciples with opportunities for individual and group reflection on the
intersection between faith and current events and issues facing our local and
in Veritate study materials
Pope Benedict XVI calls us to see the
relationship between human and environmental ecologies and to link charity and
truth in the pursuit of justice, the common good, and authentic human
development. Use these study materials, including group study sessions and an
individual reflection guide, to respond to Benedict's call for all men and
women to think and act anew.
How well do we stay
connected to efforts by Catholics across the country to raise their voices on
behalf of those who are poor and vulnerable?
Notes for Neighbors
This triweekly electronic newsletter
shares news, resources, tools, and opportunities for action from the USCCB
Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, to help Catholics love
their neighbors in their own backyards and across the globe.
What opportunities do
we provide to help Catholics put Gospel values in action through their
CRS Ethical Trade
Stand in solidarity with your brothers and
sisters across the globe by supporting fair trade. Catholic Relief Services
provides information on fair trade and a step by step guide to running a Fair
Trade Sale at your parish.