Moved by the Prophets, inspired by Jesus,
and guided by Catholic Social Teaching,
we claim the truth that the fruits of creation
and all that is produced from them
have a universal destination – they are meant for all.
The economy, enlivened by a healthy cooperation
between private initiative and government,
is to be at the service of the common good.
We denounce global economic systems
that value money and profit over
the dignity of human beings and the life of the planet.
Our call is to examine economic structures and systems in terms of how they hurt people living with the least resources; to change our own practices that contribute to this; and to advocate for policies that promote more equitable sharing of Earth’s abundance
"As followers of Jesus Christ and participants in a powerful economy, Catholics in the United States are called to work for greater economic justice in the face of persistent poverty, growing income gaps, and increasing discussion of economic issues in the United States and around the world.”