Department for Human Life and Dignity

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Ellen Mady, Director
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Diocese of Pittsburgh Pastoral Center:

111 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 456-3157

“Every human being has dignity as a person, like the Holy Trinity; every human being is capable of knowing self, like the Holy Trinity; every human being can enter into communion with other persons, like the Holy Trinity. God places human beings at the summit of all creation.”  - The Church Living, Bishop David A. Zubik

The inner life of the Trinity, the harmony, the self emptying love, the deference given to the other, characteristic of the relations between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is to be resembled in the relationships among people.

The transformation of the world is a fundamental requirement of our time. To this need the Church's social Magisterium intends to offer the responses called for by the signs of the times, pointing above all to the mutual love between human beings, in the sight of God, as the most powerful instrument of change, on the personal and social levels. Mutual love, in fact, sharing in the infinite love of God, is humanity's authentic purpose, both historical and transcendent.  (# 55 Compendium of the Social Doctrine)

The goal of the Department for Human Life and Dignity is to promote Catholic social doctrine and to build the capacity of the diocesan Church to pray earnestly and act effectively in defense of human dignity, the family, social justice and global solidarity.

2015 Fall SEMESTER starts Wed., SEPTEMBER 30
at St. Paul Seminary.

This semester will be comprised of six Wednesday sessions, each 4-7 PM:
September 30, October 7, 21, 28, November 4 & November 18.

Classes will not be held on October 14 (date for this year's Social Ministry Institute), nor on November 11 (Veterans' Day).  For more information, access the course brochure.  View/print Registration form.  Please contact us with any questions: 412-456-3157.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference 

40 Days for Life