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