Social Justice Committee
The Social Justice teaching of the Catholic Church is rooted in Holy Scripture, which calls the people of God to lives of justice and mercy, compassion and hope, solidarity and peace.
Modern Catholic social teaching is the body of social principles and moral teaching that is articulated in the papal, conciliar, and other official documents issued by the church since the late nineteenth century and dealing with the economic, political, and social order.
The Social Justice Committee seeks to educate the St. Martha parish community on the issues we face locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. The Committee will, initially, focus on poverty, immigration and life issues. These issues will include (but not be limited to) economic disparities, lack of education and employment, basic needs, lack of medical coverage, human rights, abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, cloning and capital punishment.
If you feel called by the compassion and love of Jesus Christ to make a difference, we would like to hear from you. There are many ways to get involved from participating in workshops and meetings, to researching and networking on social issues, to actively writing letters and visiting with local state representatives.
If you have any questions or would like to be part of this ministry you can contact Gary Yepsen at 832-803-4377.