Economic Justice

Poverty

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

The moral test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. The economy must serve people and creation, not the other way around. The poor have the most urgent moral claim on the conscience of the nation and we are called to look at public policy decisions in terms of how they affect the poor. Learn more about the "option for the poor," a theme of Catholic Social Teaching.

Economic Justice Issues

CMSM tracks and sends out action alerts on pressing issues in these areas:

  • Domestic and International Funding for Poverty-Focused Programs
  • Money in Politics
  • Pentagon Spending
  • Socially Responsible Investing and Divestment

Webinar: Toward a More Just Economic System