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Catholics Confront Global Poverty calls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world.
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.
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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.
"The Church cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice."
- Pope Benedict XVIThe 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.
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.
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.
News Release: Bishop Cantú welcomes the release of Alan Gross and changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba.
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.
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.
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