Educational Resources

Bishop Calls for New Social Contract

The painful economic transformation underway has left millions of people unemployed and looking for work. In his Labor Day Statement, Bishop Murphy, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, calls for a new social contract that “must seek to protect the life and dignity of each worker in a renewed and robust economy.” Click here to access the full Labor Day Statement (available in English and Spanish).

“If you want peace, work for justice.”
Pope Paul VI

Catholic social teaching is often called the best kept secret of the Catholic Church! Rooted in sacred scripture, encyclicals, and papal documents, this collection of teachings provides a blueprint for the Church’s social mission to address social injustice, shape a more caring society and bring about a more peaceful world.

The Church has a rich treasure of formation tools to help Catholics of all ages understand the distinctions between charity and social justice and the need to be engaged in both.

Online Resources

Check out our Educational Tools page! It is filled with resources for K-12 students.

Our Justice Corner mini-articles are appropriate for publication in parish bulletins, newsletters, and print media. Commentaries are based on the weekly Lectionary Readings.

Social Justice Partners

The following Catholic organizations also offer tools to help you learn more about the social mission of our Church:

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic Relief Services


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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