Catholic Social Teaching

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
The following are links to resources regarding the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church:
Catholic Social Teaching - Main Page (USCCB)

Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching (USCCB)

La Enseñanza Social Católica

Foundational Documents of Catholic Social Teaching (USCCB)

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 2004)

Compendio de la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia

Catholic Social Teaching 101 (CRS and USCCB)

Morality (USCCB)

Catholic Morality - Life in Christ

"For the Poor" (Boston College C21 Resources - Fall 2014)

Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor)—Pope Leo XIII, 1891

Quadragesimo Anno (After Forty Years) - Pope Pius XI, 1931

Mater et Magistra Christianity and Social Progress) - Pope John XXIII, 1961

Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) - Pope John XXIII, 1966

Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World) - Second Vatican Council, 1965

Dignitatis Humanae (Declaration on Religious Freedom) Second Vatican Council, 1965

Populorum Progressio (On the Development of Peoples) - Pope Paul VI, 1967

Octobgesima Adveniens *Call to Action) Pope VI 1971

Evangelii Nuntiandi (Evangelization in the Modern World) - Paul VI, 1975

Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) - Pope John Paul II, 1981

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concern) - Pope John Paul II, 1987

The Church and Racism:Towards a more fraternal society - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 1988

Centesimus Annus (The Hundredth Year) - Pope John Paul II, 1991

Veritatis splendor (The Splendor of Truth) - Pope John Paul II, 1993

Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) - Pope John Paul II, 1995

Instruction Dignitas Personae (the Dignity of a Person) on Certain Bioethical Questions - Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, 1998


Ecclesia in America (The Church in America) - Pope John Paul II, 1999

Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) - Pope John Paul II, 1998

Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life - Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2002

Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love) - Pope Benedict XVI, 2005

Sacramentum Caritatis (The Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church's Life and Mission) - Pope Benedict XVI, 2007 (especially paragraphs 47, 49, 82-84, and 88-92)

Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) - Pope Benedict XVI, 2009

Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith) - Pope Francis, 2013

Evangelii Gaudium (On The Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World) - Pope Francis, 2013

Laudato Si' (On Care for Our Common Home) - Pope Francis, 2015

Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) - Pope Francis, 2016

Economic Justice for All (USCCB, 1996; pdf version)

Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish (USCCB)

Who is My Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State (Bishops of the State of Washington)
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