Catholic Social Teaching


Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley is united with all other Catholic Charities throughout the world and the Catholic church, in its Catholic Social Teaching.

The seven principles are as follows, taken from the USCCB website:

1. Catholic Teaching on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • God made each person, so every life is important and should be protected.

 2. Catholic Teaching on the Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • God made us to be part of communities, families and countries, so all people can share and help each other

 3. Catholic Teaching on Solidarity
  • God made everyone, so we are all brothers and sisters in God’s family wherever we live.

 4. Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Work
  • Work is important in God’s plan for adults and their families, so jobs and pay should be fair.

 5. Catholic Teaching on Rights and Responsibilities
  • God wants us to help make sure everyone is safe and healthy and can have a good life.

 6. Catholic Teaching on the Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • God wants us to help people who are poor, who don’t have enough food, a safe place to live, or a community.

 7. Catholic Teaching on Caring for God’s Creation
  • The world was made by God, so we take care of all creation.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Catholic Social Teaching principles, please visit United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB. Thank you for visiting our website, for your support and prayers.