Offices & Departments

Peace & Social Justice

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.

Highlights of Catholic Social Teaching

  • 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
  • Global Solidarity
  • Care for God’s Creation