Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 2: About Catholic Charities USA


About Catholic Charities USA

Film Focus Point: This is a brief documentary about Catholic Charities USA which incorporates the founding of the organization along with true life stories of those who have been given assistance by the organization.

Text Focus Point: Page 51

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the stated mission of CCUSA? Are you aware of their presence in your town or diocese?
  2. According to the video, what type of relief does CCUSA provide for their clients?
  3. Beyond the examples of the crises cited in this video program, what other types of crises might arise in people’s lives in the United States which may cause them to reach out for assistance?

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