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“Justice Shall Flourish” booklet

The Fundamental Option for the Poor

“As often as you have done it to the least of these my people, you have done it to me.” (Mt. 25:40) TENET OF SOCIALJUSTICE: The moral test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable and voiceless members: the poor and marginalized. All have a claim on our conscience and generosity. We […]

Rights and Responsibilities

“Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” (Mt. 6:10) TENET OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: In a world where some speak mostly of rights and others mostly of responsibilities, the Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only when human rights are protected and […]

The Common Good

Participation in Family and Community for the Common Good “I tell you whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.” (Mt. 25:40) TENET OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: The Catholic tradition proclaims that a person is not only sacred but also social. How […]