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Social Justice

“Society ensures social justice when it provides the conditions that allow associations or individuals to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and their vocation. Social justice is linked to the common good and the exercise of authority.” – from Catechism of the Catholic Church 

“We are all well served by productive dialogue and cooperation between the members of our communities and those in public service. Each person’s dignity must be respected and protected, while the safety and good of all people is upheld.” – Cardinal Seán O’Malley, excerpted from cardinalseanblog.org

In recent years, humans have endured forces that have traumatized and transformed our world. Such catalysts show a direct link between how we treat ourselves and how we treat our environment. St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena has introduced many issues to our community, such as substance abuse and human trafficking, and invites you to learn more about how we can strive for the common good. As Pope Francis declared in the acclaimed Laudato Si’, “Authentic human development has a moral character.”

Find articles, prayers, and resources on how you can help in our Social Justice sections.

Human Trafficking: Overseas, across the border, and even in our own city, people can disappear into a life of imprisonment, forced labor, and abuse.

The Environment: There is a direct link between how we treat ourselves and how we treat the world.

Immigration: Nations around the world are experiencing the greatest refugee and migrant crisis since World War II.

Substance abuse: If you think this doesn’t affect you, then it is especially important for you to learn more.