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Canadian bishops issue message to youth on social justice

September 23, 2011

The Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement to youth on social justice.

“The Catholic Church shares all of humanity’s common quest for peace and happiness, and supports the efforts of individuals and groups working to eradicate poverty, illness, injustice, inequality, human rights violations, and environmental exploitation,” the bishops write. “This witness of solidarity flows from God’s love for humanity as revealed to us in Jesus Christ.”

“We invite you as young Catholics to be witnesses of Christ’s love in the world, and to raise awareness of global issues in light of the Church’s social teaching – through involvement in various Catholic social justice agencies and as active members of your parishes, student associations and other movements,” the statement adds.


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  • Posted by: ltoscan2645 - Sep. 23, 2011 1:40 PM ET USA

    as a Canadian Catholic I can only say...the same old blah, blah, blah social justice message...with only less than 5% of our youth maybe attending Church are there not more important initiatives that need to be taken.. i remain confused and distressed by our leadership and will continue to pray for them