Dept. on Health Affairs
Care for Creation
The lack of jobs that can support families, particularly among those without access to higher education, has placed heavy burdens on families and communities across the country. This Labor Day, the Church draws close to these families and expresses words of hope, said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development in the 2016 Labor Day statement.
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An effort is underway across Ohio to prevent drug use among Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens – our children. Start Talking! gives parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.
Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use.
Start Talking! website
The Civilize It Campaign invites people to consider taking a three-part pledge to respect civility, to reflect clarity in their point of view and to encounter others with compassion. Civility in politics is a virtue. The campaign stresses that respectful dialogue can take place among people of differing political views. It compliments the USCCB's Faithful Citizenship Program.
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility addresses four questions:
Why does the Church teach about issues affecting public policy?
Who in the Church should participate in political life?
How does the Church help the Catholic faithful to speak about political and social questions
What does the Church say about Catholic social teaching in the public square
The Statement is not intended to tell Catholics for whom or against whom to vote.
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