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

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."

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Parish Engagement in a COVID World 

Due to COVID-19, parish life is vastly different now.  Many parishioners and community membes feel lost in tehis world which seems to have become unfamiliar.  It is int his landscape that we, as a Church, must bring hope, healing, and comfort.  

The Coronavirus Pandemic is a disaster like no other.  It has affected all of us to some degree spiritually, materially, economically and emotionally.  

The Parish Engagement in a COVID World will address the following topics:

  • Looking at the spiritual, emotion and material needs of the parish through a COVID Disaster Lens
  • Sharing out of the box thinking with Parish Engagement
  • Assessing the needs of parishes
  • Addressing the question "How do we move forward?"

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For more information contact Theresa Chamblee at 317-236-1404 or

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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

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




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