Catholic Social Teaching is the articulation of the church’s reflection on the political, economic, social, and cultural conditions that exist at any point in time and the effects of such realities on the well-being of people, creation, and society. Grounded in the values and moral vision of the Catholic faith, these teachings provide us with principles for reflection and social change.
Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Resources: reference sites providing major social teaching encyclicals, other documents, and tools.
Education for Justice
- Office for Social Justice St. Paul and Minneapolis
- Laudato si' (Be Praised): On care for our common home, Pope Francis, 2015.
- Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis, 2013.
- Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), Pope Francis, 2013.
- Caritas in Veritate (In Charity and Truth), Pope Benedict XVI, 2009.
- Justicia in Mundo (Justice in the World), Synod of Bishops, 1971.