Social Concerns

The Office of Social Concerns supports programs and activities of the Archdiocese of Washington promoting an understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, fostering the social mission of the Church and working for the common good.

Included in the work for common good are prison ministry, hospital ministry and ministries of the Office of Missions, which promotes the missionary spirit in the hearts and minds of the people of God.

Learn more about the social mission of the church by studying the two feet of love in action.

The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Each theme of Catholic Social Teaching influences and guides the work of the office alongside Catholic moral teaching. Learn more about each of these themes:

Contact the Secretariat of Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns to learn more.