Living in the Modern World

The homepage of the Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development offers information on Catholic social teaching and on the church’s positions on issues of justice and peace.  The US Bishops also have a webpage devoted to Immigration Issues here in the United States. On this webpage you will also see links to many other “human dignity” concerns that are addressed by the Bishops.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul has a webpage which offers information about social justice as well as links to the major documents and themes of Catholic Social Teaching.

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at the Jesuit Santa Clara University in California provides a forum for research and discussion in areas of applied ethics such as business, biotechnology and health care. Articles, cases, briefings, and dialogue in all fields of applied ethics are available on this site.

Pax Christi USA commits itself to peace education and, with the help of its bishop members, promotes the gospel imperative of peacemaking as a priority in the Catholic Church in the United States. Pax Christi is a section of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement. The Xaverian Missionaries at Fatima Shrine host a local Pax Christi group.

The mission of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc., is to promote the respect for human life and to defend the right to life of all human beings, born and unborn. The Archdiocese also has a Pro-Life Office which includes a link for Project Rachel, a ministry of healing and reconciliation for women and men who have been affected by abortion.

The Equal Justice Initiative webpage provides information about racial justice, children in prison, mass incarceration and the death penalty. This organization, founded by Bryan Stevenson, the author of Just Mercy, “is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society” (organization website).