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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.
Bishop Oscar Cantú recently testified before Congress on the reality of religious persecution in the Middle East.
Protecting the Poor and Vulnerable in the Federal Budget
In a letter to Congress, Archbishop Wenski and Bishop Cantú address the moral dimensions of the federal budget and urge protection of programs that serve poor and vulnerable people.
Straddling History and Hope in Selma
Catholic Campaign for Human Development director Ralph McCloud participated in the recent re-enactment of the Selma March. Read his reflections.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Questions of Free Trade
This trade agreement could have serious consequences for the United States and other countries.
Pope Francis and the Environment
Archbishop Wenski recently wrote an article anticipating what Pope Francis may say in his upcoming encyclical on the environment.
"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.
New Lenten Resource
Lent 2015: A Scriptural Way of the Cross (En Español) 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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