Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of Advocacy and Justice promotes the social mission of the Church through education and legislative advocacy efforts. Called to evangelize individuals, institutions, and the culture through personal witness and public outreach, we act on behalf of those who are voiceless. We provide opportunities in the parish and community for ongoing conversion and social transformation, seeking always to protect and defend the sacredness and dignity of human life.
Read our latest newsletter! Updated November 22, 2013
Now is the time to pass just and compassionate immigration reform. Send this electronic postcard your U.S. Senators and Representatives asking that they pass just and compassionate immigration reform legislation in the 113th Congress.
2012-2013 Advocacy and Justice Annual Report
Learn about our work throughout our diocese by reading our Annual Report! Click here to download the report in pdf format.
New Resource Brochure
Need a pro-life pamphlet? Do you need a good brochure to help explain our beliefs on the death penalty, stem cell research, and other issues? Search our Resource Guide and find what you've been looking for!
Click here to download a list of available resources from the Office of Advocacy and Justice.
Have Questions About Giving to Non-Catholic Charities?
The Catholic Church and its entities are compelled by the Gospel to be socially responsible stewards who promote the protection of human life and the common good. As our society faces ever more complex technological and bioethical issues, the Florida Bishops have a moral responsibility to shape the dialogue with corporate, bioethical and community organizations engaged in or supporting initiatives that many of our laity endorse “in good faith” but whose mission or affiliation may be morally objectionable or, at least, questionable. The Florida Bishops call upon pastors, clergy and the lay faithful to use guidelines based on the virtue of prudence and justice when making charitable giving decisions. Read more...
Religious Freedom at Risk
Click on the graphic above to find resources about protecting religious freedom.