The Department of Christian Responsibility and Citizenship assists the bishops in promoting Catholic social action. It promotes marriage and family life, offers support for vulnerable and marginalised people and works to uphold the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Areas of work include: Safeguarding, healthcare, marriage and family, mental health, pastoral support of travellers, prison ministry, racial justice, internships and bioethics. The Chair of the department is Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark.
The Church has, since earliest times, been committed to caring for those who are sick or in need. Indeed, institutions established by churches and religious... Read more
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has established a Mental Health Project to further encourage and inspire us as communities of understan... Read more
Over 85,000 men and women are in prison in England and Wales today - an estimated 15,000 are Catholics. In this section, you can read the Bishops' 2004 document 'A Place of Redemption', find out more about prison ministry and browse to some useful links and downloads. Read more
The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) is the national agency for driving and supporting improvements in safeguarding practice within the Catholic... Read more
The Catholic Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internship scheme provides at least six recently graduated Catholics with an intensive experience of po... Read more