Social Justice Topics

Let the Shooting End

Prayer
Let the Shooting End is a prayer for an end to gun violence. This prayer was originally published by the Sisters of Mercy and is reprinted here with permission. Visit sistersofmercy.org/resources/...

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,...

Prayer for Juneteenth

Prayer
This prayer commemorates June 19, 1865, when enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free, almost two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is symbolic...

Prayer for the Summer

Video
As we move into the new summer season, we look to absorb God’s light just as we absorb the summer sun. We pray to grow, rest, and reflect in these summer months. Find the PDF version of this prayer...

Buffalo: A Prayer in a Time of Racism and Gun Violence

Prayer
This is a prayer to remember the lives of the people who died in the Buffalo mass shooting and for all people affected by the sins of racism and gun violence.

Video: Prayer for the End of the School Year

Video
The Prayer for the End of the School Year reflects on the challenges and blessings of the school year and looks forward to summer renewal. Prayer for the End of the School Year:

Reflection: From Service to Kinship

Reflection
Fr. Gregory Boyle has worked with young adults in the barrio of Los Angeles for over three decades. He founded Homeboy Industries, and he discusses the concept of kinship in much of his speaking and...

Prayer Service for Ukraine

Prayer Service
The Prayer Service for Ukraine is adapted from a prayer service of the Iona Community, Scotland. The prayer includes short readings and prayer intentions.

Marian Prayer for Mother's Day

Prayer
On Mother's Day, we pray to Mary, our universal mother, to watch over and protect all mothers. We pray for an end to danger, violence, and suffering so that all mothers have the freedom and ability...

Litany: So All May Eat

Litany
Catholic Social Teaching is clear that the right to food is basic for not only the survival but also the flourishing of every one of God’s children in the global human family. In this litany, we...

The Jesuit Border Podcast Study Guide

Reflection
The Jesuit Border Podcast study guide provides questions for reflection before and after each episode as well as CST connections. Each episode features stories from the US/Mexico border. Season 2 of...

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Fact Sheet & Handout
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet. This handout provides an overview of the theme, a prayer, and suggested resources that provide action steps you can take to care for our common...