Social Justice

Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God’s special love for the poor and called God’s people to a covenant of love and justice. It is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came “to bring glad tidings to the poor… liberty to the captives.. recovery of sight to the blind” (Lk 4:18-19), and who identified himself with “the least of these,” the hungry and the stranger (cf. Mt 25:45). Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the eucharist.

Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Foundational Catholic Social Teaching Documents

Overview: Poverty in Connecticut

Malloy announces Connecticut has eliminated veteran homelessness

Homelessness Statistics are Deceiving, Veterans Told

Connecticut has more concentrated poverty(and wealth) than most metros

Report Shows 17 Percent Increase in Connecticut Children Below the Poverty Level

Shortage of Affordable Housing in Connecticut

Lack of Food is a Concern for Many