These resources can aid in social ministry in a variety of settings, from small groups, to adult faith formation, to the classroom. This material may also be included in bulletins, on web pages, or used on social media.
The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching.
This letter was developed by the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was approved by the full body of bishops in November 2018.
When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women
This letter addresses abused women, men who abuse, and pastors and pastoral staffs, offers updated statistics, resources and information about domestic violence (updated again in 2016) and includes practical suggestions for dioceses and parishes based on actual experiences.