Resources

The Office of Advocacy and Justice has a variety of social justice resources available for parishes, schools, and religious education programs. This page provides a listing of brochures, booklets, programs, and packets organized by theme of Catholic social teaching. Items available in Spanish are listed as well as the publisher for each item. The Diocesan Media Center has close to 3500 VHS, DVDs, audiotapes, and CDs on a number of topics that can be borrowed as needed. To search their extensive catalog and order online here: Bishop Grady Memorial Library or call 407-246-4897.

Community and Common Good

Communications and Media
Catholic News Service Film Reviews
Pope Francis’ Messages from World Communications Day
EWTN

Economic Development
CRS Fair Trade
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: Charitable Giving Policy

Education
Diocese of Orlando Office of Schools
Diocese of Orlando Office Evangelization and Family Life
National Catholic Education Association
USCCB Department of Education

Environment
Resources on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Ecology and Care of God’s Creation
Catholic Climate Covenant
National Religious Partnership for the Environment
CRS Environment

Healthcare
Medicare
Catholic Healthcare Association
USCCB: Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: Access to Care

Marriage, Family, Children, and Elderly
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Social Security Online
Senior Resource Alliance
Christopher West and Theology of the Body
USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth
USCCB: For Your Marriage
Youth Arts Contest

Dignity of Work

USCCB: Justice, Peace, and Human Development: Agricultural Issues
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
The Farmworker Association of Florida

Option for the Poor

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
Resources and Activities
Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment (PEACE)
Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony (FAITH)
USCCB: Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Poverty USA
Just Faith

Debt Relief
(HIPC) The Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative
Catholics Confront Global Poverty
Caritas Internationalis: Economic Justice

Homelessness
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
National Alliance to End Homelessness 
Covenant House
Rethink Homelessness

Poverty
USCCB: Poverty USA
Ending Poverty in Community
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities of Central Florida

Parishes & Schools

The Parish Respect Life Packet Materials are explained here for your planning purposes.  Additional materials including liturgy guides, homily suggestions, flyers and posters are available for download here.
Need a pro-life pamphlet? Do you need a good brochure to help explain our beliefs on the death penalty, stem cell research, and other issues? Search our Resource Guide and find what you’ve been looking for! Click here to download a list of available resources from the Office of Advocacy and Justice.

Liturgy
Respect for life homily PDF
Pastor’s column, prayer and homily PDF
Link to videotaped Respect Life Sunday homily
Download talking points on Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate

Educators
“The Two Feet of Social Action.” – An interactive game that shows the reality of low-income living, click here to begin.
Office of Schools presentation
Educator Planning Resources.

Peace

Africa
USCCB: Africa
Catholic Relief Services: Africa
Caritas Africa

Holy Land
Catholic Campaign for Peace in the Holy Land
CRS: Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza
National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East

Iraq
USCCB: Church Statements on Iraq
CRS Work in Iraq
Caritas Iraq

Just War
Faithful Citizenship
USCCB: War and Peace
Catholic Relief Services: Peacebuilding

Rights and Responsibilities

Faithful Citizenship Brochure
Faithful Citizenship Workshop Flyer
Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States

Legislative Directory
Faithful Citizenship
Register to Vote
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Relief Services Action Center
Find Your State Legislators

Sacredness of Life

A Safe Haven for Newborns
Second Look Project

RU 486 Facts
Fetal Development
Abortion Pill Reversal
USCCB Pro-Life Activities Office
USCCB Word of Life
Life Chain
Feminists for Life
Breast Cancer Prevention
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
Life Decisions International
Baby Steps DVD

Abortion Alternatives
Love Matters
Chastity
USCCB – NFP
Ovulation Method
Sympto Thermal Method
Creighton Method
Marquette Method

Beginning of Life
Florida Abortion Statistics
US Abortion Map
Hurting After Abortion?
Diocese of Orlando Parishes with Memorials to the Unborn
Diocese of Orlando Crisis Pregnancy Centers Brochure   Spanish Version

Bioethics
Science and the Catholic Church
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: Stem Cell and Research Ethics
Translife Organ Donation
Children of God for Life
Initiative on Adult Stem Cell Research and Ethics

Death Penalty
Death Penalty Study Guide
Death Penalty Prayer Service
USCCB: Catholic Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Catholics Mobilizing Network
Death Penalty Information Center
Florida Death Row
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: Death Penalty
Dale Recinella

Disabilities
National Catholic Office for the Deaf
Bishop Grady Villas
Parishes with Signed Masses and Assisted Listening Devices the Diocese of Orlando
Welcome & Justice for Persons with Disabilities
Welcoming People with Disabilities – Do’s & Don’ts 
Be Not Afraid
Signed Masses in the Diocese of Orlando
Promoting Inclusion for Catholics with Disabilities
Welcoming Parishioners with Disabilities
Guidelines for the Celebration of Sacraments

Economy
A Catholic Framework for Economic Life

End of Life
Statement on Euthanasia
USCCB: End of Life Issues
International Taskforce on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: End of Life Care

Immigration
Addressing the Humanitarian Emergency of Unaccompanied Children

Pornography
A Family Guide to Using Media
Pure Love Club

Post Abortion
The Gabriel Project
Hope After Abortion
The Elliot Institute
Florida Memorial for the Unborn
Abortion Changes You
Project Rachel
Rachel’s Vineyard

Stewardship
Catholic Wisdom on the Environment 

Solidarity

Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services
Operation Rice Bowl
Food Fast
CRS Fair Trade
CRS University
Going Global with Youth

Human Rights
USCCB: Human Rights and Religious Liberty
Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition

Human Trafficking
USCCB: Human Trafficking
Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.
Diocese of Orlando’s Human Trafficking web page
#End Slavery

Immigration
USCCB – Migration & Refugee Services Home Page
National Immigration Forum
Catholic Charities: Immigration and Refugee Services
Justice for Immigrants
CLINIC: Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc

International Affairs
USCCB – Office of International Justice and Peace
Catholic Relief Services
Orlando Diocese Mission Office