Catholics for Peace and Justice
Our Mission - “And the fruit of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.” James 3:18.  Responding to our baptismal call, Catholics for Peace and Justice strives to nurture faith in action for peace and justice for all people through prayer, education, and social action. Our belief and actions are grounded in Sacred Scripture and the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching. The goal of CPJ is to support the Church’s “consistent ethic of life,” which sees war, poverty and human rights abuses, as well as abortion, as part of the “culture of death” often condemned  by Saint Pope John Paul II.
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Pope Francis World Day of Peace 2018

“In a spirit of compassion, let us embrace all those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discrimination, persecution, poverty and environmental degradation to leave their homelands.

We know that it is not enough to open our hearts to the suffering of others. Much more remains to be done before our brothers and sisters can once again live peacefully in a safe home. Welcoming others requires concrete commitment, a network of assistance and goodwill, vigilant and sympathetic attention, . . . By practicing the virtue of prudence, government leaders should take practical measures to welcome, promote, protect, integrate and, “within the limits allowed by a correct understanding of the common good, to permit [them] to become part of a new society.”

2018 World Day of Peace Message


End Child Poverty Wisconsin Campaign

ADD YOUR NAME, help us reach 10,000 Wisconsinites calling for an End to Child Poverty in Wisconsin!

On December 14th, 2017, a coalition of faith-based networks and anti-poverty groups held concurrent announcements in multiple cities of a bold new campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin.


Pope Francis Announces Year Long Share
the Journey Campaign



Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki’s Statement on President Donald Trump’s Decision on DACA   
Read the statement - Post to your parish bulletin



Supermarket Legends Empowers Milwaukee Voters

Their motto: “Every Voter. Every Election. Every Time.” 
In response to a slew of recent laws that make voting more difficult in Wisconsin, the group Supermarket Legends strives to make voting easier for Milwaukee citizens.

The independent all-volunteer political action group brings voter registration and information about voting and elections to high-traffic areas near supermarkets, farmers markets, health fairs, and community events. 



Join Our Book Read 
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Discussion Sessions Set for "Evicted" Book Readers
Have you read "Evicted" yet?  Just getting started?  or have a good intention?  Join other CPJ readers 


Here are two organizations in Milwaukee helping people with housing and avoiding evictions. Check them out and consider supporting their efforts.

http://actshousing.org/
 

 http://eepurl.com/cs7H-9
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Advocating for Peace, Justice, Human Dignity and the Empowerment of Others
Join with others in our community advocating for the poor and disenfranchised. Advocacy works when we work together. 











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Check out Collars on the Corner on our Facebook page. Help spread the word about this urban ministry by liking them on Facebook. Learn about this much needed ministry.


Share your gift of the English Language
Become a tutor to help adult refugees from Myanmar [Burma] learn English and prepare for Citizenship. For information email Pat Roehrig, at proehrig@wi.rr.com or call 414-461-5592 at St. Michael’s Parish, 1445 N. 24th Street