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Economic Justice
for All

Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. Bishops issued a landmark 99-page pastoral letter entitled Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the US Economy. Today, with a record number of people suffering in a flailing economy, the letter’s call to promote human dignity in economic, policy and individual actions is as relevant as ever.

Human Trafficking

Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino has called human trafficking “a horrific crime against the basic dignity and rights of the human person and all efforts must be expended to end it.”

January 11, 2016 Human Trafficking, Human Dignity

This Holy Year will bring to the fore the richness of Jesus’ mission echoed in the words of the prophet: to bring a word and gesture of consolation to the poor, to proclaim liberty to those bound by new forms of slavery in modern society…to restore dignity to all those from whom it has been robbed.-- Pope Francis

Pope Francis has declared 2016 an Extraordinary Year of Mercy.  He is asking us to be more aware of God’s mercy in our lives and, just as importantly, to find ways we can extend that mercy to others through service. 

December 21, 2015 Human Trafficking, Human Dignity

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January 8, 2014 Human Trafficking, Human Dignity

On December 12, 2013, Pope Francis called for action against the scourge of human trafficking. He stated, "Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. We must unite our efforts to free victims and stop this crime that's become ever more aggressive, that threatens not just individuals, but the foundational values of society, international security and laws, the economy, families and communities.”