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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.
2015 Labor Day Statement
In this year's Labor Day Statement (en Español), Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski reflects on how dignified work with a living wage is critical to helping our families and our greater society thrive.
Urge Congress to Foster Peace and Endorse P5+1 Negotiations with Iran
Please encourage Congress not to take any actions that could undermine the agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. Instead, in the words of Bishop Cantú, "urge Congress to endorse the result of these intense negotiations because the alternative leads toward armed conflict, an outcome of profound concern to the Church." Take Action Now!
Tell your Senators and Representative Now is the Time for Criminal Justice Reform!
Most members of Congress will be home during the summer recess between August 3 and September 7. Take this opportunity to write your Senators and Representative and tell them to pass effective sentencing and criminal justice reform. Take Action Now!
Ending the Use of the Death Penalty
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Cardinal Seán O'Malley call for recomittment to Bishop's Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty.
Improving Working Tax Credits
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Sister Donna Markham, OP, Ph.D. penned a letter Congress on expanding and improving working tax credits.
Church Teaching on Environmental Stewardship
On June 18, the Vatican released Pope Francis' highly anticipated encyclical letter "Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home." Find resources on the topic and read what the U.S. bishops and previous popes have written about our environment.
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.
"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'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.
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.
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