In Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI points out: “unemployment today provokes new forms of economic marginalization, and the current crisis can only make this situation worse.unemployed man Being out of work or dependent on public or private assistance for a prolonged period undermines the freedom and creativity of the person and his family and social relationships, causing great psychological and spiritual suffering.”


Learn more about the Catholic Church teachings in handout below:

Catholic Social Teaching on Poverty, an Option for the Poor and the Common Good. (pdf)

See Bishops Statement on the Minimum Wage, March, 2014 (pdf)

See Bishops Statement on Earned Sick Time, October, 2014 (pdf)

MCC Legislative Action

See MCC Testimony on Minimum Wage, June, 2013 (pdf)