Peace and Justice

Letter Writing: Let our elected officials know what we stand for… on the last weekend of the month after all Masses in the ChapelFor March, Social Justice and Peace Committee will have letters for you to read and consider signing to our PA Senators and Representatives on the PA budget for 2017-18, specifically the food programs that help to cover the cost for much of the food in the PA food banks.

To Mail: Open letter, save and print.

To Email: Open letter above, save, copy letter, click on link below to open contact page of governor or legislator and paste letter in message section:

Apostolic-Exhortation-coverPope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation: “Amoris Laetitia, the Joy of Love” was released on April 8, 2016.

Full Text of “Amoris Laetitia, the Joy of Love

Official Summary of “The Joy of Love”

America Magazine’s Ten Takeaways from “Amoris Laetitia”


Pope-Francis-Laudato-SiClick to read the Encyclical of Pope Francis: Laudato Si, Praise Be, On the Common Care of Our Home

America Magazine: “Top Ten Takeaways for Laudato Si” by James Martin, S.J.

America Magazine: Praised Be Creation – Responses from Several Experts



Click to read “Joy of the Gospel” by Pope Francis


“Someone will say: ‘One person has Faith, another has actions.” My answer is, ‘Show me how anyone can have Faith without actions. I will show you my Faith by my actions.'”

James 2:18

World Wide Peace and Justice Links

Email the President, your Senator or your Congressman

Catholic Social Teaching

The King Center

46 Million Americans Living in Poverty

Catholic Pittsburgh

Bread for the World

Pax Christi

Thomas Merton Center

Network, a Sister’s DC religious lobby 

Center Of Concern

The Hunger Site

US Catholic Bishops: Social Development & World Peace

Justice & Peace (warning: may be hazardous to your hard-heartedness)

The Holy Father’s Website on Peace