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The Office for Peace and Justice holds the mandate from Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. to coordinate Archdiocesan advocacy and ministry regarding the Social Teachings of the Church. This office assists Catholics in knowing their faith and addresses issues of poverty, faithful citizenship, human rights, domestic policy, international development, peace, and care for Creation. In promoting respect for human life and dignity, the office works though five main programs: Justice Education, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Faithful Citizenship and Parish Sharing. In addition, this office resources other agencies regarding the Social Doctrine of the Church.

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