Catholic social teaching calls us to respect the dignity of every person and partner with others to serve the common good.
The Church teaches that government, as well as charities, has a responsibility to help those in need. As Catholics, we recognize that poverty and extreme inequality are moral scandals that offend Gospel values. Our economy should work for everyone, not simply a privileged few.
At World Youth Day in Brazil, Pope Francis challenged a “culture of selfishness and individualism.” The Pope reminds us that “the measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty.”
How does our society measure up? What role can you play in bringing about greater justice?
We’re here to help you find out. After all, we are In This Together.
In This Together is a project of Faith in Public Life and supported by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the Franciscan Action Network, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Conference for Mercy Higher Education, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Conference of Major Superiors of Men and many others.