Catholic Social Teaching

Guided by Faith

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our ministry is based on the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Click below to learn what we believe and how you can get involved. Contact our Office of Advocacy and Justice at advocacyjustice@cflcc.org or 407-658-1818 x 1086.

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.

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.

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.

Option for the Poor

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.

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.

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.

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.