...seeking justice through education and advocacy


Who We Are  The Department of Social Justice provides various social services to those in need, regardless of race, sex, physical disability, religion, age, or national origin.

We believe that charity and justice are intricately linked, and that both must be utilized in order to achieve human dignity for all persons. Charity works to address immediate needs, through such programs as food pantries and homeless shelters, while justice works to correct needs in the long-term, through such means as advocacy and economic empowerment projects.The Department of Social Justice seeks long-term solutions to restore human dignity.

Why We Care  Our actions are determined by Catholic Social Teaching, a tradition that comes from "papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents." These teachings contain several key themes, which are based on the "wisdom [of] building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society." Catholic Social Teaching's main themes include:

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Options for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God's Creation


What We Do  We are committed to developing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive solutions to address issues of importance to Catholic Social Teaching.

We work through community groups, diverse religious organizations, legislators, and individuals to help restore dignity to people in need. Our activities include:






Richard Klinge, Esq., Assoc. Director
Phone: 405.523.3000
Toll Free: 1.800.375.8514
Fax: 405.523.3030

You Can Help

To help support the Catholic Charities Social Justice program, please click on the links below:

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