"Our social doctrine is an integral part ofour faith; we need to pass it on clearly, creatively, and consistently."
States Catholic Bishops, Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the
Social Mission of Parish
How do we connect
religious education, catechetical formation, and sacramental preparation with
the call to mission in the world as Christ's disciples?
Sacraments and Social Mission: Living
the Gospel, Being Disciples | En Español
This resource can help Catholics
understand the connections between the celebration of the sacraments and our
social mission as followers of Jesus and members of the Body of Christ. The
booklet includes handouts, suggestions for use in a parish setting, and a guide
for small group study sessions. Order
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As a community, how do
we reflect on the reality of poverty in our own backyard, and respond with
Poverty USA | Pobreza USA
PovertyUSA is a website sponsored by the U.S. bishops'
Catholic Campaign for Human Development with facts and figures about poverty in
the United States and what can be done to address it.
In what ways is our
rich heritage of Catholic social teaching integrated into our education and
Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching | En Español
The Church's social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just
society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.
Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition
of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents and can be summarized in
seven key themes. Order cards from USCCB Publishing.
What opportunities do
we offer for prayer and reflection on Scripture and tradition on following
Christ's example of love for neighbor?
In the Footsteps of Jesus: Resource Manual
on Catholic Social Teaching
This parish resource can help
groups of adults and young people learn about Catholic social teaching. See
Plan excerpt for a session outline,
Prayer Service on the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching, essays on the
seven themes, and more.
Do we include social
justice as an integral piece of our efforts for the new evangelization?
The New Evangelization & Social
We are called to witness to God's love through
our work for justice and peace. This page explains how the New Evangelization
reminds us that God sends us as disciples on mission to transform the world.