About the Social Justice Review
Social Justice Review was founded by the Catholic Central Verein of America in 1908:
- To advocate and foster the restoration of society on the basis of Christian principles in conformity with the social teachings of the Popes;
- To protect and support the honour, dignity and essential importance of Christian marriage and family life, and to defend the rights of parents in the education of their children;
- In short, to promote a true Christian Humanism with respect for the dignity and rights of all human beings.
Goals of the Catholic Central Verein:
- To build up the new Christendom, or “the civilization of love;”
- By advocating and furthering the establishment of society on the basis of Christian principles in conformity with the great social encyclicals of Pope Leo XIII and his successors;
- By fostering and promoting a Christian philosophy of life and applying it to all human affairs;
- By protecting and supporting the honour, dignity, sacredness and essential importance of Christian marriage and family life, and by defending the rights of parents in the rearing and education of their children, and the inalienable rights of unborn human beings;
- By labouring for justice and charity in all human relations;
- By guarding and upholding civil and religious liberty and the free responsible exercise of conscience, and by protecting the constitutional rights of all citizens;
- By advancing the practice of the civic virtues and the performance of public duty, particularly the responsible exercise of the franchise;
- By promoting closer cooperation among Catholics in a nonpolitical, nationwide manner for benevolent, charitable and educational purposes;
- By conducting programmes of education for the above goals through publications, conferences, lectures, conventions and any other lawful means that may be deemed suitable and effective.