Social Justice – Justicia Social

Social Justice is a Way of Life. There are always “two feet” to social justice. Charity which is direct social service and Justice which is social change.

“It is necessary not only to relieve the greatest needs, but to go to their roots, proposing measures that will give social, political, and economic structures a more equitable and solidaristic configuration.” – Pope Benedict XVI Sept. 29, 2005

The 6 major principles of Social Justice are:

  • Dignity of the Human Person
  • Dignity of Work
  • Solidarity with the Poor
  • Options for the Poor
  • Community and the Common Good
  • Rights and Responsibilities

The Gospel calls upon each of us to share our time, talent, and treasure with others.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” – Matthew 25:35-36

St. Theresa is a community of dedicated, active believers, living out our faith through service to others.  Our Social Justice Committee provides education and information on social justice issues and Catholic Social Teachings.

Some of the opportunities in our parish which help us live out our faith include:

There are many other outreach ministries to local groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Good Samaritan, The Pantry, Literacy Program, mentoring in our schools, Crisis Pregnancy Center, and Meals on Wheels.

To sign up for the Archdiocese Social Justice & Peace Ministries e-Newsletter please click on this link ‘Justice & Peace Ministries e-Newsletter’

To learn more about Catholic Social Teaching from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops please click on this link ‘Catholic Beliefs and Teachings’