"Guided by the teachings of the Church on social justice, we advocate through education,
promote opportunities for social action, and strive for partnerships
that enhance human dignity for all God's creation."
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About the Committee
The Advocacy Committee meets monthly to identify issues to provide education, opportunities for social action and building partnerships. The committee works to provide vital information to the parish on social justice issues and encourage action through a variety of means.
The Committee openly welcomes any parishioner to join the committee. Parishioners are welcomed and encouraged to take issues of social justice concern to the Advocacy Committee.
Areas of Focus
From issues endorsed by the USCCB, the Church, and parishioner input, the Advocacy Committee focuses on the following 3 main areas. Specific issues fall under each area. To learn more about the specific areas, for educational materials, opportunities for responses and partnerships, click on each area.
Catholics often face difficult choices about how to vote. For this reason a well-formed conscience is essential
to faithful citizenship. Our conscience is the voice of God within us that reveals the truth while calling us to do what is good. It requires serious attempts to make moral judgments based on the truths of our faith.
At the core of our Catholic moral and social teaching is respect for human dignity. Voting for a candidate that
supports an intrinsic evil because the voter favors it is wrong. But a voter should not use a candidate's opposition to an intrinsic evil to justify indifference or inattentiveness to other important moral issues involving human life and dignity.
Our institutions should protect human dignity, meet human needs, and advance the common good. To love one another has a global dimension that requires us to stand with the poor against all oppression. To do this requires us to work for changes from within our political system. The USCCB pdf file on forming consciences is not meant to be used as a voter's guide, but does provide distinctions among moral issues. For more about faithful citizenship, click here
Submit an issue or more information
To submit an issue of concern, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or to join the committee, contact Jenny Mohan at email@example.com or 314.977.7309