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Social Justice

Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God's special love for the poor and called God's people to a covenant of love and justice. It is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came "to bring glad tidings to the poor . . . liberty to captives . . . recovery of sight to the blind"(Lk 4:18-19), and who identified himself with "the least of these," the hungry and the stranger (cf. Mt 25:45). Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the eucharist.

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In this section you will find information and resources to learn more about the Church, what the Church teaches, and how to grow in your faith. Click on the links below.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website

Important Guidelines for having conversations about racial justice

Test your own assumptions in a number of different categories with this Harvard "Implicit Bias Test"

What is meant by "white privilege": an article by Peggy McIntosh

America Jesuit Review: White Privilege

Fr. Bryan Massingale on Racism & White Privilege

Short Course on "Systemic Racism"

The "Science of Racism"COVID and Racism against Asian Peoples