Sites Working for
Catholic Social Teaching
Social Justice Web Sites

For more information from official Catholic Sites

Links to Organizations Working for Social Justice (Please note some of these are secular groups.  Therefore, everything they say may not agree with the teaching of the Catholic Church. If you find anything contrary to Catholic Church you can let me know using the email link on the lower left.)

  • Catholics Against Capital Punishment - Quoted from their web site, "Catholics Against Capital Punishment was founded in 1992 to promote greater awareness of Catholic Church teachings that characterize capital punishment as unnecessary, inappropriate and unacceptable in today's world."

  • The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change - Quoting from a flyer on their web site "The Catholic community, led by our Holy Father and the US bishops, is addressing the important moral issues surrounding climate change, including prudence, poverty and the common good. These important efforts include convening, education, public policy development and advocacy by USCCB with significant support and coordination by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change (CCCC). With other national Catholic partners, this Coalition seeks to contribute a distinctive and authentic Catholic voice to the public debate highlighting the human and moral dimensions of this issue and
    encouraging the Catholic community to become involved in practical and
    public policy remedies to address climate change."

  • Catholic Labor Network - The Catholic-Labor Network works to educate all Catholics on Church teachings regarding labor issues.

  • The Catholic Worker Movement (founded by Dorothy Day)

  • Center for Bioethics - The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity seeks to help us face the challenges of ethical decisions in the medical field today especially regarding end of life issues, genetic inventions, and reproduction.

  • Center of Concern - The Center of Concern works to teach how global issues are part of Catholic Social Teaching.

  • Cross International Catholic Outreach - is part of the Cross International Alliance – an ecumenical Christian relief agency founded to help the poorest of the poor worldwide. Cross International Catholic Outreach is also home to our special Preachers Program and our direct efforts to help Catholic priests and nuns with social ministries overseas.

  • Faith Trust Institute - Faith Trust Institute seeks to provide education and training on abuse and domestic violence.  It seeks to provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.

  • Focus on the Family - Promotes family values and is lead by Dr. Dobson, host of the radio program, Focus on the Family.

  • Food for the Poor - Food For The Poor (FFP) ministers to spiritually renew impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Established in 1982, they are recognized by the Vatican and work to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children we serve. 

  • Fourth World Movement - Works to eliminate conditions of extreme poverty through means including education and use of technology.

  • Priests for Life - An organization of priests for seek to promote the dignity of life with the help of the laity.

  • Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) - Supports survivors of torture and works to end all forms of torture.  It also seeks an end to all support to countries who use torture.

The web site of the United Nations can be a source of facts and figures for Social Justice Issues.


This page last updated on August 27, 2011