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Catholic Campaign for Human Development
The U.S. Bishops domestic anti-poverty program. Publishes prayer books, videos, study guides, and materials on social teaching, poverty, and justice.
Produces posters, flyers, brochures, and newsletters on issues within the consistent ethic of life from conception to natural death.
Social Development and World Peace
Produces resources and other materials to accompany bishops’ statements on justice and peace.
Migration and Refugee Services
Produces information and materials on how to “welcome the stranger” into our communities.
Catholic Relief Services
The U.S. bishops’ overseas development agency. Publishes study materials and videos.
Resources to Papal Documents on Social Teaching
Pope Leo XIII. On the Condition of
Workers (Rerum Novarum). 1891.
Pope Pius XI. On Reconstructing the Social Order (Quadragesimo
Pope John XXIII. On Christianity and Social Progress (Mater
et Magistra). 1961.
Pope John XXIII. Peace on Earth (Pacem
in Terris). 1963.
Pope Paul VI. On the Development of
People (Populorum Progressio). 1963.
Pope Paul VI. A Call to Action: On
the Occasion of the Eightieth Anniversary of the Encyclical Rerum
Pope Paul VI. On Evangelization in
the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi).1975.
Pope John Paul II. Redeemer of Man
(Redemptor Hominis). 1979.
Pope John Paul II. On Human Work (Laborem Exercens). 1981.
John Paul II. On Social Concern
(Sollicitudo Rei Socialis). 1987.
John Paul II. On the Hundredth
Anniversary of Rerum Novarum (Centesimus Annus). 1991.
Pope Benedict XVI. God Is Love (Deus
Caritas Est). 2006.
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Compendium
of the Social Doctrine of the Church. 2005.
The above are just a sampling of the many papal documents
available for reflection
on the social teaching of the Church. For the most recent Vatican statements,
click here: Vatican
Web site: latest statements. To find older statements,
Resources to U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Statements on Social Teaching
of Social Reconstruction. 1919.
Brothers and Sisters to Us. 1979.
The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our
Economic Justice for All: Pastoral Letter on Catholic
Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy. 1987.
Renewing the Earth: An Invitation to Reflection and
Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching. 1990.
Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the
Social Mission of the Parish. 1994.
Called to Global Solidarity: International Challenges
for U.S. Parishes.1997.
To Hunger and Thirst for Justice. 1998.
Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration. 2000.
Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity. 2000
A Place at the Table. 2002.
Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political
Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope. 2003.
The above are just a sampling of the statements of the
U.S. Catholic Bishops which are available for reflection on the social
teaching of the Church. Many are available for purchase at USCCB
Publishing or in downloadable format from the USCCB
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