Deus Caratias Est (God is Love)

“Love of neighbor, grounded in the love of God, is first and foremost a responsibility for each individual member of the faithful, but it is also a responsibility for the entire ecclesial community at every level: from the local community to the particular Church and to the Church universal in its entirety.”


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Social Concerns Ministry

Parish Social Ministry Catholic Relief Services Catholic Campaign for Human Development Justice for Immigrants

About Social Concerns

The Archdiocesan Secretariat of Catholic Charities recognizes that not only is it important to assist our neighbors in their time of immediate need, but to also walk beside them and provide the tools they may need on their journey to rise above their current situations.

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis Mission Statement asks its faithful to commit themselves to generosity in the use of their spiritual and material resources by serving all those in need.  With that in mind, Social Concerns for the Archdiocesan Secretariat of Catholic Charities encompasses the work of Catholic Charities USA Parish Social Ministry (CCUSA – PSM), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and the work of the USCCB Office of Justice, Peace and Human Development.

Social Concerns encourages the Community to grow in a deeper understanding of Catholic Social Teaching by providing resources and strategies for effective action in parishes, schools and surrounding communities.   Most importantly, it calls us to a deeper understanding in living out the Two Greatest Commandments, which is to Love God and to Love our Neighbors, both locally and globally."

Catholic Charities - Social Concerns Newsletter

Latest News

Video: Parish Social Ministry Gathering featuring Archbishop Charles C. Thompson on Catholic Social Teaching and Parish Social Ministry

Hurricane Florence
Your support helps people through the immediate aftermath and continues helping them as they work through the long process of recovery.  100% of funds raised are forwarded to Catholic Charities agencies that serve affected communities. Thank you.
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Typhoon Mangkhut
Thank you for your continued support of Catholic Relief Services. While we braced for Hurricane Florence in the United States, our brothers and sisters in the Philippines battled the winds and rain of Typhoon Mangkhut. CRS is working with local partners and Caritas Philippines to provide emergency assistance.
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Catholic Relief Services
Central American Migration:  Family Separation 

Download Bilingual Document Here 

USSCB Document
Separating Families at the Border:  A Costly Practice

Download document Here.

Pope Francis recent statement on Modern Day Slavery
View statement here 

Response from USCCB on Care for Migrants and Refugees
View response here

Resource Highlight

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video and discussion guide series presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Learn more here

Contact Us

Theresa Chamblee
Director of Social Concerns
Catholic Charities 
1400 N. Meridian St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46202




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