The Office for Advocacy & Justice, as part of the Secretariat for Vocations and Family Life, serves as the social justice arm of the local church. Our Catholic view of social justice is derived from Catholic Social Teaching. It encompasses the social issues of life and the dignity of the human person, community and the common good, rights and responsibilities, options for the poor, the diginity of work, solidarity, and care for God's creation.
Here you can learn more about each of these individual teachings, where the Catholic view on them came from and how you can get involved in an area about which you are passionate.
There are many significant issues within Catholic Social Teaching that concern faithful Catholics. Please consider the materials and information below as you learn and pray about these matters. Learn more at the USCCB's website: Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.