Catholic Social Action campaigns for orthodox Catholic Social Teaching in the public square. Profoundly dissatisfied with a global order dominated by liberalism, capitalism, and totalitarianism – and the watering down of CST to the service of these groups – we have determined to provide a home for tired, worried, and disillusioned Catholics who are tired of hearing that they have to compromise on some core tenet of doctrine from either left or right voices.
We focus our activities on four pillars: education, political advocacy, direct action, and parish renewal.
In everything we do, we hope to rally against everything in the “culture of death” described by Pope John Paul II in his Encylical Evangelium Vitae:
In fact, while the climate of widespread moral uncertainty can in some way be explained by the multiplicity and gravity of today’s social problems, and these can sometimes mitigate the subjective responsibility of individuals, it is no less true that we are confronted by an even larger reality, which can be described as a veritable structure of sin. This reality is characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable “culture of death”. This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency. Looking at the situation from this point of view, it is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak: a life which would require greater acceptance, love and care is considered useless, or held to be an intolerable burden, and is therefore rejected in one way or another. A person who, because of illness, handicap or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favoured tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated. In this way a kind of “conspiracy against life” is unleashed. This conspiracy involves not only individuals in their personal, family or group relationships, but goes far beyond, to the point of damaging and distorting, at the international level, relations between peoples and States.