By being present with the poor and vulnerable, the Office of Youth Ministry is building a culture of solidarity in the Archdiocese of Washington and the global community. As a central and essential element of our faith, Catholic social teaching is at the heart of our youth’s involvement with the less fortunate.

The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God’s Creation

Outreach links
Life Issues
Encounter the Gospel of Life
Catholic Charities
Catholic Relief Services