The United States Catholic bishops remind us in Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship:
“Forming their consciences in accord with Catholic teaching, Catholic lay women and men can become actively involved: running for office; working within political parties; communicating their concerns and positions to elected officials; and joining diocesan social mission or advocacy networks, state Catholic conference initiatives, community organizations, and other efforts to apply authentic moral teaching in the public square. Even those who cannot vote have the right to have their voices heard on issues that affect their lives and the common good."
We all have a role to play. The suggestions below can help you take action!
By responding to Action Alerts from the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development or from Catholics Confront Global Poverty (a joint initiative of USCCB and Catholic Relief Services), you can work together with thousands of other Catholics to promote human life and dignity in the public policy sphere.
View Alerts from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (on domestic/international justice issues, pro-life, immigration, and other issues)
View Alerts from Catholics Confront Global Poverty (on international issues related to the initiative’s seven focus areas)
- Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) paid internships (diocesan and national). Get information here.
- USCCB’s Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, Pro-Life, and Migration and Refugee Services internships (national) Get information here.
- Catholic Relief Services internships (overseas) Get information here.
Graduating? Looking for a job? Want to work for the Church? Check out these listings of Catholic job openings.
- Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) Employment Switchboard
- Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Job Bank
- Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) Job Bank
- Catholic Charities USA Career Center
- Catholic Health Association Job Board
- Catholic Network of Volunteer Services Job Listings
- Catholic Relief Services Job Openings
- CatholicYouthMinistry.com Job Board (powered by LifeTeen)
- Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
- National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Job Bank
- National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Career Center
- National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) Job Bank
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Current Job Openings
The web sites listed here are web pages of national Catholic organizations that contain job banks which list available jobs in Catholic ministry at Catholic high schools, colleges, parishes, dioceses, and organizations in many parts of the country. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides these links to other websites solely for the user’s convenience. In doing so, USCCB assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, these websites, their content, the jobs listed, or their sponsoring organizations.
The web sites listed above are not meant to be exclusive. Your diocesan pro-life and social concerns directors are a good resource to direct you to additional local job listings in the pro-life, pro-family, and social justice areas.