As Archbishop Blair stated in his letter to the faithful on June 25, 2022, “Our Catholic Church has a monumental commitment to fostering the spiritual, moral and material wellbeing of our nation and our world.” Our office supports this commitment through its work to advance Catholic social teaching by preparing, educating, and animating parishes to work for social justice. Social justice is an integral part of living our faith. We encourage our parishes to support pro-life pregnancy resource centers and women raising children, especially low-income and minority women. We recognize that this support includes a justice component that reflects the economic realities of women and families. We are called to advocate for public policies and programs that support families, such as paid family leave, adequate health care, and stricter enforcement of anti-pregnancy discrimination laws.
We recommit to supporting moms in need by advocating for poverty-alleviation measures so that no family lacks the basic resources needed to care for their children, regardless of race or immigration status. We will continue to raise awareness and consciousness on issues that threaten the dignity of life such as gun violence, climate change, and economic inequalities.