The Catholic Church has long been an advocate for the poor, the neglected, the marginalized. At the heart of the Church’s work for those left behind is Catholic Social Teaching. CST is based on seven foundational principals:

Life and Dignity of the Human Person

Call to Family, Community, and Participation

Rights and Responsibilities

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers


Care for God’s Creation

Read more from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.