Life, Peace and Justice

The Office for Life, Peace and Justice’s primary mission is centered on Catholic Social Teaching’s recognition of human dignity and the sanctity of life for all persons from conception to natural death, welcoming the immigrant, and caring for the prisoner. We seek to the spread the Gospel through education, advocacy, and pastoral support for the marginalized individuals and communities throughout the Diocese of San Diego. We also help and resource the parishes to build upon their own social ministry programs.

Culture of Life


Restorative Justice

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Care for Creation and Environmental Issues

Upcoming Events


Maria de Lourdes Valencia
Associate Director, Culture of Life
Phone: (858) 490-8323
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Christina Slentz, PhD
Associate Director, Creation Care
Phone: (858) 490-8327
cslentzEmail at
Efrain Casillas
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8324
ecasillasEmail at
Rev. Emmet Farrell
Spiritual Advisor, Creation Care
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