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 October, Social Justice and Peace Committee will have letters to our Congressmen to codify into law the provisions of DACA recently rescinded by the current president. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an American immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals—referred to as Dreamers—were enrolled in the program created by DACA. The policy was established by the Obama administration in June 2012 and rescinded by the Trump administration in September 2017.

To Mail: Open letter, save and print.

To Email: Open letter above, save, copy letter, click on link below to open contact page of senators 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