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Catholic Social Responsibility

Introduction Video for Parents (Spanish)

Introduction Video for Parents (English)

We have developed a Catholic Social Responsibility Guidebook for all of the Catholic schools in our 10-county Archdiocese in southeastern Wisconsin.

The concept of Catholic Social Responsibility is not new. In fact, rooted in Scripture, and the teachings of the Church, it has always been an important focus of our Catholic school curriculum and programming. What’s new about this approach is that our school leaders have organized a framework to ensure that Catholic Social Teachings are integrated into every aspect of school life.

Your principals, teachers and staff have received the guidebook and are actively making it part of everything students experience in the classroom, the school environment and even extracurricular activities. This Catholic Social Responsibility framework helps students navigate issues they may encounter academically, socially, and spiritually as they grow into adults who are mature in their faith and productive citizens in society.

The guidebook provides direction for students in responding to such societal issues as:

  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Racism and
  • Civic Participation for the Common Good

Download Catholic Social Responsibility Guidebook

It is very important, especially now, to reinforce the most fundamental aspect of Catholic Social Teaching — the dignity of the human person. Because every individual is made in the image and likeness of God, we follow the two great commandments — love God and love your neighbor.

This approach also presents an invitation for you to study alongside your children and learn about the Catholic response to the various problems in our society. You can be engaged, along with your children, in the process of growing and learning how to respond, from a Catholic perspective, to the needs and challenges of society today. 

Thank you for entrusting your child to the care and the responsibility of our Catholic schools. We’re grateful to partner with you in the important process of forming your children into Christians who will make a difference in our world, manifesting the love of God in every aspect of their lives.

View educator resources and introduction video. 

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Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

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