St. Rose Social Justice Commission has been active in the parish for over 25 years. Our mission is to
educate the parish about the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the current issues that
connect to them.
LIFE AND DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON:
We believe that every person is precious, that people are more
important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the
life and dignity of the human person.
CALL TO FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND PARTICIPATION:
We believe people have a right and a duty to participate
in society seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Rights and responsibilities: The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a
healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met.
Option for the poor and vulnerable: In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor,
our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of
the poor and vulnerable first.
THE DIGNITY OF WORK AND THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS:
The economy must serve people, not the other way
around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s
We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological
differences. Our love for all our sisters and brothers demands that we promote peace in a world
surrounded by violence and conflict.
CARE FOR GOD'S CREATION:
We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. This
environmental challenge has fundamental moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored.
In March, 2013 the St. Rose Social Justice Commission received the Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen
Humanitarian Award from Catholic Community Services. We were the first group ever to receive this
award in recognition of our ongoing work for Social Justice.