U.S. Catholic Bishops Documents continued

When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women, 2002


A Place at the Table: A Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and to Respect the Dignity of All  God's Children | en Español,
December 2002


Statement on Iraq, November 2002  


Statement on Israeli-Palestinian Violence, March 2002


A Call to Solidarity with Africa en français, November 2001


A Pastoral Message: Living with  Faith and Hope After September 11, November 2001


Resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, June 2001


Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good | en Español  June 2001


Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice en Español  November 2000


Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity en Español  November 2000


Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice en Español 
November 1999


In All Things Charity: A  Pastoral Challenge for the New Millennium, November 1999


A Good Friday Appeal to End the Death Penalty | en Español  
April 1999


A Commitment to All  Generations: Social Security and the Common Good, May 1999


A Jubilee Call  for Debt Forgiveness, April 1999


Living the Gospel of Life en Español  November 1998


Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions en Español  June 1998


Called to Global Solidarity en Español  November 1997


A Catholic Framework for Economic Life en Español  November 1996


A Decade After Economic Justice for All en Español  November 1995

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CHURCH STATEMENTS AND BACKGROUND

Brothers and Sisters to Us - U.S. Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Racism, 1979

25th Anniversary Executive Summary 
We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight: The Church's Response to Racism in the Years Following


Reconciled Through Christ En Español - Published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2013, this publication explores the reconciliation and greater collaboration between Hispanic American Catholics and African American Catholics.

On Racial Harmony 
- A Statement by the Administrative Board, National Catholic Welfare Conference (August 23, 1963) that reaffirms the U.S. Catholic bishops' official position against racial discrimination and segregation.

Racism Backgrounder 
- A two-page background information sheet on systemic racism and the Church's response.


BISHOP'S LETTERS

USCCB President Calls for Dialogue, Peace in the Midst of Violence
July 18, 2016

EATING DISORDERS
National Eating Disorders Association
1-800-931-2237 (Monday-Friday, 11:30 am-7:30 pm EST)


HUMAN TRAFFICKING
National Human Trafficking Resource Center / 1-888-373-7888

RUNAWAYS
National Runaway Safeline / 1-800-786-2929 (24/7)

VETERANS
Veterans Crisis Line / Call 1-800-273-8255 (24/7)

CHILD ABUSE
USA National Child Abuse Hotline / 1-800-422-4453 (24/7)

CRISIS INTERVENTION

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (24/7) Press 1 for Veterans line

Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990 / Text TalkWithUs to 66746
TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517

DATING ABUSE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
loveisrespect / 
1-866-331-9474/tty: 1-866-331-8453 (24/7)

National Domestic Violence Hotline / 1-800-799-7233 (24/7)

RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
1-800-656-4673 (24/7)

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USCCB Response to Racism

National Crisis Intervention Hotlines and Helplines

Catholic Foundational Documents

Papal and Vatican

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis...(On Social Concern) -Pope John Paul II, 1987


The Church and Racism:  Towards a more fraternal society...-Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 1989


Centesimus Annus...(The Hundredth Year) -Pope John Paul II, 1991


Veritatis splendor...(The Splendor of Truth) -Pope John Paul II, 1993


Evangelium Vitae...(The Gospel of Life) -Pope John Paul II, 1995


Dignitas Personae...(The Dignity of a Person) -Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1998


Ecclesia in America...(The Church in America) -Pope John Paul II, 1999


Fides et Ratio...(Faith and Reason) -Pope John Paul II, 1998


Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political  Life...-Congregation for the Doctrine of the  Faith, 2002


Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church... -Pontifical Council for Justice and  Peace, 2004


Deus Caritas Est... (God Is Love) -Pope Benedict XVI, 2005


Sacramentum Caritatis...(The Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church's Life and  Mission) -Pope Benedict XVI, 2007 (especially paragraphs 47, 49, 82-84, and  88-92)


Caritas in Veritate... (Charity in Truth) -Pope Benedict XVI, 2009


Evangelii Gaudium... (The Joy of the Gospel) -Pope Francis, 2013


Laudato Si'... (On Care for Our Common Home) -Pope Francis, 2015


U.S. Catholic Bishops Documents
Create in Me a Clean Heart

A Pastoral Response to Pornography. November 2015.


Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, November 2015, November 2011, November 2007


Labor Day Statements


Respecting the Just Rights of Workers, June 2009


A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death en Español... November 2005


Catholics in Political Life, June 2004


"For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food" Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers, and Farmworkers en Español  December 2003


Strangers No Longer en Español  January 2003, Joint Statement from Bishops of the United States and Mexico

"Some of you said: this system can no longer be endured. We must change it; we must put human dignity again at the center and on that pillar build the alternative social structures we need. It must be done with courage, but also with intelligence, with tenacity but without fanaticism, with passion but without violence. And among us all, addressing the conflicts without being trapped in them, always seeking to resolve the tensions to reach a higher plane of unity, peace and justice." 

-- Pope Francis, 10/28/14

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USCCB Response to Racism

Newly-Released Papal Documents

Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio of the Supreme Pontiff Francis
Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus by which the Canons of the Code of Canon Law pertaining to cases regarding the nullity of marriage are reformed, July 11, 2013.

BISHOP'S LETTERS continued

USCCB President Calls for Prayers, Reflection, Civility and Dialogue
July 8, 2016

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: U.S. Catholic Bishops Speak Against Racism 
- 2001. collated in 2013

The Catholic Church and the Black Lives Matter Movement: The Racial Divide in the United States Revisited
... Bishop Edward Braxton, Diocese of Belleville, IL
February 26, 2016

The Racial Divide in the United States:
A Reflection for the World Day of Peace
 
- Bishop Edward K. Braxton, Diocese of Belleville, IL - 2015

Statement on Race Relations
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky

Statement on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky
May 7, 2010

What We've Seen and What We've Heard: A Pastoral Letter on Evangelization ​| En Español
From the Black Bishops of the United States - September 9, 1984


















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