Catholic Social Justice groups call for change of direction in Budget 2013

Seven Catholic social justice groups have today issued a joint appeal to Government for a change in direction in the forthcoming budget to bring us closer to creating a society where respect for the dignity of every person, fairness, solidarity and the common good are the key underpinning values.

Catholic Social Teaching Perspectives

A series of videos commissioned by the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Episcopal Conference, which explore some of the key aspects of Catholic Social Teaching. Themes include: Poverty, Work, the Economic Crisis and Global Solidarity.

Caring for Health in Ireland

Caring for Health in Ireland is a response to the health care reform outlined in the current Programme for Government. Our response is inspired by key principles from Catholic social teaching – human dignity, the common good, participation, solidarity and subsidiarity. From the health perspective, issues analysed by Caring for Healthcare in Ireland include the current public health consultation, the proposed Universal Health Insurance scheme and related changes to the structure of the hospital system; mental health services; disability; older people; and palliative care.