Office of Advocacy and Justice Updates

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Voting Rights is a vital moral right that should be protected. Read what Bishop Blaire says about the recent Supreme Court decision and the impact of that decision,  ‘Participation in Political Life Is A Right and Moral Obligation’

We must promote religious liberty for all people. Every man and woman must be free to profess his or her faith, whatever it may be. Why?  ecause that man and that woman are children of God.” – Pope Francis

ENKINDLING DEEPER FAITH
Rights and Responsibilities

Voting Rights is a vital moral right that should be protected. Read what Bishop Blaire says about the recent Supreme Court decision and the impact of that decision,  ‘Participation in Political Life Is A Right and Moral Obligation’

We must promote religious liberty for all people. Every man and woman must be free to profess his or her faith, whatever it may be. Why?  ecause that man and that woman are children of God.” – Pope Francis

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URRENT ACTION ALERT! Ask Congress to support H.R. 940, Health Care Conscience Rights Act. Click here to email your congressional representatives!

To learn more read our one-page fact sheet.

Catholic University of America President, John Garvey, voices his concern over the government proposals to restrict religious freedom. Read the NY Times article: A hostile government chips away at the faith-based life.

  

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Stewardship

Start Planning now for the Feast of St. Francis (October 4)! This October, help Catholics with whom you work to learn about climate change and explore Church teaching by participating in this year’s Feast of St. Francis Program from the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change.

 

FORMING LEADERS IN CHRIST

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Dignity of Human Person and Rights of Workers

The Church has long supported the rights of agricultural workers to receive a fair and equitable wage for the work they contribute to provide quality produce at a low price to the community, however many of these workers are exploited and taken advantage of.  See this short video on the Fair Food program to hear the voice of workers:  PBS Frontline produces exclusive web video on the Fair Food Program as solution to the “epidemic” of sexual harassment in agriculture

Help Pass Just and Compassionate Immigration Reform Now!!!!

Contact your Congressman today to pass just and compassionate immigration reform. Send a message at: www.justiceforimmigrants.org and also at this link. 

 

ptc200-logo Parents can utilize this long time resource to help direct their family to better programming on television.  If you want to learn about this resource and how you can advocate for improved moral quality of media programming, read more here: Parents’ Television Council.

  

HARMONIZING MINISTRIES

Pope Francis Speaks About the Poor

“I believe that, yes, the times talk to us of so much poverty in the world and this is a scandal. Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor persons. Poverty today is a cry. We all have to think if we can become a little poorer, all of us have to do this. How can I become a little poorer in order to be more like Jesus, who was the poor Teacher?” (Pope Francis, Meeting with Students of Jesuit Schools-Q&A, June 7, 2013).

 

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Summer Listening: Recordings of Inspiring Keynotes from the 2013 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

Take a break this summer and listen to recordings of the excellent keynote presentations from the 2013 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering! Speakers include Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Dr. Charles Clark, Listen online now!