Social Justice

"The Church...cannot and should not replace the State. Yet at the same time she cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice.  She has to play her part through rational argument and she has to reawaken the spiritual energy without which justice, which always demands sacrifice, cannot prevail and prosper."

Benedict XVI, (Encyclical letter Deus Caritas Est. #26, 2006) 

   

 POLITICAL JUSTICE AND RESPONSIBILITY 
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 SOCIAL JUSTICE  AND INVOLVEMENT
 Milwaukee Archdiocese Social Justice ministry acts in defense of human dignity, human rights and the pursuit of justice and peace.  Catholic Social Justice Ministry & Dignity of the Human Person

 The primary objectives of the Justice for Immigrants campaign are:

      1. To educate the public about Church teaching on migration and immigrants;

      2. To create political will for positive immigration reform;

      3. To enact legislative and administrative reforms

      4. To organize Catholic networks to assist qualified immigrants obtain the benefits of the reforms.

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 The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ...  release to captives ...  sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18) 

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) provides direct aid to the poor and involves people in their own development, helping them to realize their potential. CRS educates the people of the United States to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our brothers and sisters around the world by helping the poor, working to remove the causes of poverty and promoting social justice. Click Here for more information on Catholic Relief Services
 

The Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking consists of national and international Catholic agencies working to eliminate the scourge of human trafficking. The main purposes of the Coalition are to:

  • Formulate plans for combating trafficking and serving its victims

  • Promote development of services for trafficking victims and approaches to empowerment of trafficking victims

  • Dialogue with government officials and others engaged in public policies affecting this issue

  • Devise strategies for public education, awareness-raising and grass roots action.

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