Peace & Justice Issues

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment violates the dignity of the human person, who is made in the image and likeness of God. Even those who do evil never shed their...

Criminal Justice System

We are guided by the paradoxical Catholic teaching on crime and punishment: We will not tolerate the crime and violence that threatens the lives and dignity of...

Economic Justice

  All economic life should be shaped by moral principles. Economic choices and institutions must be judged by how they protect or undermine the life and dignity...
Education System

Education System

It is the proper function of authority, in the name of the common good, to make accessible to each what is needed to lead a truly human...

Environment

Increased temperatures, rising sea levels and changes in rainfall are impacts of climate change, and they affect people living in poverty the worst – even though these...

Gender Inequality

Men and women have been created, which is to say, willed by God: in perfect equality as human persons; and in their respective beings as men and...

Gun Violence

As bishops, we support measures that control the sale and use of firearms and make them safer — especially efforts that prevent their unsupervised use by children...
Health Care

Health Care

Every human being has a right to life, the fundamental right that makes all other rights possible, and a right to access to those things required for...

Housing

The Catholic bishops believe decent, safe, and affordable housing is a human right. Catholic teaching supports the right to private property, but recognizes that communities and the...