Welcome to the Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns
The Office of Public Policy & Social Concerns collaborates with various organizations in the Bay Area to maintain human dignity by respecting all human life and striving to obtain justice for all.
The main functions of this office are to educate, advocate and create awareness around the variety of social justice topics affecting our communities in an effort to raise the level of action and response. Each issue is addressed and supported through the lens of the main principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
Please click on any of the following links to learn more about our programs:
Lent is upon us. But have we really taken the time to ask ourselves ‘What is Lent?’
CRS Rice Bowl has developed a video series answering exactly that question—and we want to share our reflections with you. Watch and learn with prominent Catholic figures like Cardinal Timothy Dolan; Father James Martin, SJ; Dr. Carolyn Woo; Archbishop José Gomez; and others as they examine such central Lenten themes as fasting, solidarity, mercy and more.
You can also share with us your thoughts in Twitter using #4Lent4Life