It would have been better had you said, "Some people misuse 'Social Justice' as a code word for Marxism. I will never have anything to do with any organization that misuses the term in this way."
I say this as a friendly clarification. "Social justice" is a term which has spanned centuries, continents and cultures. It has been used (and sometimes abused) -- but I think it is our responsibility to TAKE IT BACK and use it for the purposes for which it was intended.
Fair weights and measures, fair advertising of goods and services, fair dealing without fraud is Social Justice.
Equal opportunity for all based on achievement and merit is Social Justice.
Requiring timely performance on a contract, is Social Justice.
Designing a system where nobody gets either adverse discrimination, nor favoritism (affirmative action), is Social Justice.
Making sure there is plenty of upward mobility possible, based on effort, work, honesty, creativity, and productivity, is Social Justice.
Take back the good words. Don't let the Left have them all.
Well put, Mrs. D.
You are correct. The left has a way of appropriating language, as “gay” used to mean just happy. They also create false wordage, such as “homophobia”, which means, literally, “fear of man”. Social justice, to the Catholic Church, simply means taking an active stance in helping the poor. It does not mean what the liberation theology folks claimed it meant, which was a Marxist, or economic approach to helping the poor. The new pope has been at odds with these people and has said that an economic approach is not what is needed but a spiritual one where those more fortunate decide it is their duty to “feed my sheep”.