Welcome to junior theology, semester 2, which focuses on current moral issues.

What is Social Justice?

Social Justice is the respect for and defense of human dignity by ensuring that essential human needs are met and essential human rights are protected for all people. 

Definition and image taken from Creating Justice, St. Mary's Press, 2017.





According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith."  


The seven principles are identified in the image. Click on the link above for more information about these seven principles.