Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Education for Justice 2022 Summer Reading List

Fact Sheet & Handout
These recommendations for summer reading are organized by spiritual reading, non-fiction, and fiction. These works are connected to one or more themes of Catholic Social Teaching and highlight...

Resource List on the Relations of Indigenous Peoples and Catholics

Fact Sheet & Handout
This resource list provides suggested books, articles, and videos that teach about the legacy of colonization and the genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. In particular,...

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Film Discussion Guide
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is a documentary about the Catholic writer’s life. Use this film discussion guide to accompany a viewing of the film.

Prayer for Struggling Families

Prayer
This prayer uplifts families around the world that are struggling in the face of uncertainty, racism, poverty, and violence. We pray to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Holy Family, that our prayers...

The Option for the Poor Quiz

Quiz
This quiz asks questions and provides statistics about how COVID-19 affected poverty rates in the United States. Use this quiz to gauge student knowledge on poverty before beginning a new unit or...

CST and Economic Security

Reflection
This reflection discusses Catholic Social Teaching on economic security in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reflection questions, suggested actions, and a prayer are included.

Prayer on Inequities

Prayer
This prayer calls us to bear witness to the many inequities that exist in our communities and around the world. We are invited to respond through our work for global justice and peace so that our...

Prayer for the Epiphany 2021

Prayer
This prayer for Epiphany invites us to open our longing hearts to the Holy Family and to recognize today's migrants as holy families. May the light of Epiphany bless us with a vision of a just and...

100 Days of Prayer: January 20-25, 2020

Prayer
Created by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, 100 Days of Prayer provides daily prayer intentions related to social justice issues and for the most vulnerable members of society. Use the prayers in...

100 Days of Prayer: November 24-30

Litany
Created by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, 100 Days of Prayer provides daily prayer intentions related to social justice issues and for the most vulnerable members of society. Use the prayers in...

Catholic Social Teaching and the Death Penalty

Bulletin Insert
Use this bulletin insert for education on how Catholic Social Teaching promotes an end to the death penalty and to learn how to advocate against this injustice.

Prophets of Liberation: Moses and Saint Oscar Romero

Reflection
Learn about the similarities between how Moses and Saint Oscar Romero were called to overcome fear and to use their voices prophetically. Then consider how you are being called to work as a prophet...