Social Justice

What is Social Justice?

Social Justice, in the Catholic context, is the effort to follow the seven elements of Catholic Social Teaching.

Social Justice: We are Called to Serve Others

The Social Justice Ministries at the Cathedral include Respect Life, Restorative Justice (Prison Ministry), Sharing our Daily Bread, and Migrant Ministry.  

For More Information Please Call:
Irene Killian de Ojeda at 209-463-1305

or click the e-mail link to send us a messge: Social Justice E-mail

What is Catholic Social Teaching?

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has identified the following seven elements of Catholic Social Teaching.  Click on each element to learn more.

Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism

California Bishops | Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism

The Bishops from throughout California released a video reenacting the Stations of the Cross in an effort to draw attention to racism and ask for God's help in eliminating it. It is also intended to commemorate fifth anniversary of the tragic killings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and the Juneteenth holiday this today celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.

Bishop Cotta and the Diocese of Stockton participated in the 14th station. Many thanks to Terry and Lawrence Chuckwueke who joined Bishop by proclaiming the reflections. Also to Felipe Bedolla and to Nate and Samuel Neeeme for participating.

Los obispos de todo California publicaron un video que recrea el Via Crucis en un esfuerzo por llamar la atención sobre el racismo y pedir la ayuda de Dios para eliminarlo. También tiene la intención de conmemorar el quinto aniversario de los trágicos asesinatos en la Iglesia Emmanuel AME en Charleston, Carolina del Sur y el día feriado del 15 de junio (Juneteenth), que hoy celebra el fin de la esclavitud en los Estados Unidos.

El obispo Cotta y la diócesis de Stockton participaron en la 14ta estación. Muchas gracias a Terry y Lawrence Chuckwueke que se unieron al Bishop proclamando las reflexiones. También a Felipe Bedolla y a Nate y Samuel Neeeme por participar.

Catholic Social Teaching 101

catholic social teaching

Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. It emerges from the truth of what God has revealed to us about himself. We believe in the triune God whose very nature is communal and social. Catholic social teaching is based on and inseparable from our understanding of human life and human dignity. Every human being is created in the image of God and redeemed by Jesus Christ, and therefore is invaluable and worthy of respect as a member of the human family.

This resource provides an overview of the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Handouts are also available for children!