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)
Contact the OSJ for questions or support in applying Catholic Social teaching in our communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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