A fundamental tenet of Catholic teaching is that each human life is sacred and that society should protect human life at every stage of its existence. We believe that all government actions should be judged by how it addresses the dignity of life and family. Therefore, we support legislative and policy efforts that support and enhance life. Our special concern for those who are vulnerable.
The Catholic Church in New Jersey has committed substantial resources to prevent any abuse of any child at any time by any person. The Church has comprehensive policies in place both to respond to – and of far more importance - to prevent the sexual abuse of minors.
Catholic schools represent communities of faith, knowledge, and service. Using the tenets of the Gospel, they proclaim the message of Christ to the children who are our future. They also provide a sound secular education to prepare their students for the academic and technological needs of the 21st Century, as well as service to their communities and State.
Catholic Social Teaching
The Office for Social Concerns works to support laws and policies at the State and Federal level that aim to address issues such poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, the environment, and immigration.
What You Need To Know About Changes to New Jersey's Adoption Law
Beginning January 2017, authorized individuals may obtain an uncertified copy of an adoptee’s original birth certificate without obtaining a Superior Court Order. Learn more about how these changes affect birth parents and adoptees by clicking HERE.