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"Parishes as local institutions have special opportunities to develop leaders, to promote citizenship, and to provide forums for discussion and action on public issues."
- United States Catholic Bishops, Communities of Salt & Light; Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish
on the election-year statement by the U.S. bishops, this web page provides
materials and resources to prepare Catholics to form their consciences, bring
their faith to public life and live as faithful citizens.
This toolkit includes five lessons which help youth learn about poverty and our Catholic response and lead youth to plan a strategy for identifying and addressing a local community need.
Catholic Framework for Economic Life | En Español
This framework from the U.S. Catholic bishops
offers ten key principles to help Catholics reflect on the values that should
shape our participation in economic life. Order the cards from USCCB Publishing.
across the country in advocating for and with those who are poor and
vulnerable. View or sign up to participate in action alerts from the Department
of Justice, Peace and Human Development and with Catholic Confront Global Poverty, a joint initiative of the USCCB and
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