We must love our neighbor as being made in the image of God and as an object of His love. - Saint Vincent de Paul
This ministry assists parishes and schools in reflecting and acting upon the social dimension of the Gospel by providing information and education on current events grounded in the principles of Catholic social teaching. The program also offers ongoing support to parishes with social and outreach committees and assists in the development of new committees where none exist.
Staff provides educational resources, consultations, workshops, and retreats on topic areas including:
Communities of Salt & Light - The biblical call to charity, justice and peace claims not only each believer, but each community - www.WeAreSaltandLight.org
ToGoForth.org - a blog from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development. Inspired by Pope Francis
Get Connected - learn more here.
Two Feet of Love in Action - putting the Gospel in action in response to God's love through social justice (addressing systemic, root causes of problems that affect many people) and charitable works (short-term, emergency assistance for individuals)
World Day of Peace, celebrated annually on January 1http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/war-and-peace/world-day-of-peace.cfm
War & Peace
January is Poverty Awareness Month
Catholic Social Teaching on Labor: A Primer
Primer on Poverty, an Option for the Poor, and the Common Good