To assist the Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida and the faithful, to implement the principles of Catholic Social Teaching through an annual diocesan-wide gathering (LEAVEN Conference) and a system of registered Social Justice Advocates, who help bring Gospel values to domestic and international public policies. The department also sponsors a diocesan-wide Environmental Justice Commission.
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Call to Family, Community, and Participation in the Common Good
Human Rights and Responsibilities
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
Care for God’s Creation