Charities at Work, a podcast by Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), features interviews, discussions and information about the mission and programs of the Catholic Charities ministry in the United States. Our content provides enrichment to Catholic Charities staff and volunteers and all who might be inspired by the help and hope we provide to our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.
To begin listening, access the episodes for each of the CCUSA podcasts below. The podcasts are also available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn and Google Podcasts.
Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Charities at Work presents a series of podcasts on the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Each episode considers the theological principles and the practical implications of the theme in question. See descriptions of each episode below.
Episode 7: The dignity of work and the rights of workers
All workers maintain their rights as children of God, and the workplace must honor workers' dignity by fair labor practices and wages.
- Keeping Baltimore's streets safe one corner at a timeThe Safe Streets program of Catholic Charities Baltimore is making a difference in the lives of people they serve, helping them to choose a path that rejects violence and embraces actions and thoughts that uplift the person and the community.
- Working for racial justice in BaltimoreKevin Creamer talks about the commitment Catholic Charities of Baltimore has made to try to make a difference in predominately African American neighborhoods that are poor and without resources by being present, listening, and being accountable to the residents. Creamer also discusses how the Catholic faith, which highlights the human dignity of every human being, […]
- The dignity of work and the rights of workersNo person should be exploited for economic gain. All workers maintain their rights as children of God, and the workplace must honor their dignity by fair labor practices and wages. Everyone who works participates in God’s creation. Listen as Eila Latif, director of the employment network at Catholic Charities Santa Clara County, and Steve Bogus, […]
- Rights and ResponsibilitiesHuman beings cannot maintain their own rights without respecting and protecting the rights of others. As St. James says, “If a brother or sister has nothing to wear or has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,’ but you do not give […]
- Option for the Poor and VulnerableA good test for respecting human dignity and working for the common good is to see how those who are poor and vulnerable are being treated in society. Something is wrong in a community that has an abundance of resources, but some of its members lack nutritious food and employment opportunities. Sister Betsy Van Deusen, […]
- Call to Family, Community, and ParticipationFamily is the first institution is society, and it is the place where each human being learns to receive and offer love. Children learn not only their inherent worth but also their responsibility to participate in their community and political life. Ed Lis, director of mission integration and Catholic identity at Catholic Human Services of […]
- Care for God's CreationAs human persons we have three main relationships: with God, with each other and with creation. Our care for Earth should reflect our gratitude to God for all life by respecting the planet and using its resources wisely. Listen to Scott Hurd, vice president of leadership formation at CCUSA, and Kim Burgo, vice president of […]
- SolidarityIf each person reflects God to the world, then all men and women are brothers and sisters who have a responsibility to work together for the common good. Join us as we discuss this topic with Msgr. John Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington, and Kim Mazyck, senior manager, Social Policy, […]
- The Life and Dignity of the Human PersonEach human being is made in the image and likeness of God. Therefore each person has a God-given dignity that must be nurtured and protected. Fr. Ragan Schriver, special assistant to the president at Catholic Charities USA, talks about the pastoral foundations of the theme of human dignity. Brian Corbin, executive vice president of Member […]