Advocacy and Justice

Who We Are

Our ministry is guided by faith and based on the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of Advocacy and Justice promotes the social mission of the Church through education and legislative advocacy efforts. Called to evangelize individuals, institutions, and the culture through personal witness and public outreach, we act on behalf of those who are voiceless. We provide opportunities in the parish and community for ongoing conversion and social transformation, seeking always to protect and defend the sacredness and dignity of human life.

Stay up to date on upcoming events and other information with our e-newsletter. Contact us at advocacyjustice@cflcc.org or 407-658-1818 x 1086.

Get Involved

Throughout the year, we offer workshops, retreats and resources to help our local community understand the issues impacting our neighbors and promote the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. Learn more about how you can get involved by clicking a theme of Catholic Social Teaching below.

Option for the Poor

We believe while the common good embraces all, those who are weak, vulnerable and most in need deserve preferential concern.

Rights and Responsibilities

We protect fundamental rights. We believe that every person has a fundamental right to life, and that our network has the right, guaranteed by the first amendment, to serve others in ways that live out our authentic Catholic identity.

Call to Family, Community, and Participation

We support families. We believe that the family is the critical institution which supports a flourishing society; we encourage strong and healthy marriages that provide children the best situation in which to thrive.

Care for Creation

We care for God’s creation. We believe that we are called to protect people and our common home in stewardship of creation and out of respect for our Creator.

Solidarity

We practice solidarity. We believe that we are one human family regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, or economic and ideological differences and that we must promote peace in a world filled with violence and conflict.

Life and Dignity of the Human Person

We believe that all life is precious. We believe that every person has inherent dignity from the moment of conception to natural death and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.

The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

We support workers. We believe that the rights of workers must be respected—the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to organizing and joining unions, to private property and to economic initiative.

Resources

Need resources on social justice for your parish, school and religious education program? Email advocacyjustice@cflcc.org to request resources from our office or click here to visit the Bishop Grady Memorial Library online catalog for resources from the Diocese of Orlando media center.

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