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 December, Social Justice and Peace Committee will have letters to members of Congress for you to read and consider signing on the Renewal Child Health Insurance Program known as CHIP which ended Sept. 30.  There is also a petition that may be signed in the Chapel or see below to send an email to US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley calling for an end of selling refugees in Libya. Both need urgent attention.

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:

To send an email to UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, click here.

Sample message:

I am a member of St. James Church in Wilkinsburg, PA.  I was shocked to learn of the return of slavery happening in Libya.  I am writing to ask you, Nikki Haley, our U.S. UN Ambassador to call for an immediate end to the sale and human trafficking of migrants and refugees in Libya and to seek immediate action by the United Nations to condemn this illegal activity and to do all they can to end it.



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