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The Office for Social Justice (OSJ)...
What We Do
Provide resources and support for individuals and parishes active in social justice issues
Contact the OSJ for questions or support in applying Catholic Social teaching in our communities.
Educate Catholics of all ages about the Church's social teachings
Bill Scholl is available to speak with your parish, school, or Catholic group on promoting an understanding of the Church's Social Teachings.
The OSJ can help in developing curriculum for teaching Catholic Social Doctrine in your parish.
Advocate for the most vulnerable in our community, including immigrants, the imprisoned and the poor among us
The OSJ is an archdiocesan point of contact for political action in the light of the Gospel and teachings of the Magisterium.
The OSJ can help your parish in its ministries to the poor, imprisoned, or otherwise marginalized.
Promote Global Solidarity by engaging people in the efforts of Catholic Relief Services
The OSJ is the local archdiocesan contact for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and can help your parish group get more engaged in our Gospel call to solidarity.
Coordinate the local efforts of the Justice for Immigrants Campaign
The OSJ promotes comprehensive immigration reforms that respect the needs of families and our Nation's laws and is the local contact for the U.S. Bishop's Justice for Immigrants campaign.
Manage the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) including local grants and helping local applicants with national grants
The OSJ works with local community development groups in funding projects that help the poor improve their lives by affecting sustainable, systematic change through the U.S bishops' Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
The Office for Social Justice
Encyclical on the Environment
On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’) is the new encyclical from Pope Francis addressed to “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.
Hard copies of the encyclical are available to order from the USCCB. For a limited time, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be the sole publisher in the United States of this urgent and critical new message.
En Español: CARTA ENCÍCLICA LAUDATO SI’ DEL SANTO PADRE FRANCISCO SOBRE EL CUIDADO DE LA CASA COMÚN
"This encyclical is aimed at everyone. Let us pray that everyone can receive its message and grow in responsibility toward the common home that God has entrusted to us.” (Pope Francis, Angelus, June 14, 2015)