CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE TEACHING

Listed Below are Links to Catholic Social Justice Teachings by Topic

Catholic social teaching is based on and inseparable from our understanding of human life and human dignity. ... Every person, from the moment of conception to natural death, has inherent dignity and a right to life consistent with that dignity. Human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment.     USCCB

 

 

US Bishops Statement on Physician Assisted Suicide: "To Live Each Day with Dignity"

St. Pope John Paul II Encyclical "On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life"

 

Health Care

Pope Francis - Health Care a right, not a privilege

Pope Francis - Equal Access to Health Care

Catholic Social Teaching and Health Care

Immigrants and Refugees

Pope Francis' Message for 2019 World Day for Migrants and Refugees

Quotes from Church Teachings on the Rights of Migrants and Refugees

US Bishops on Immigration Nov. 2000:

Welcoming the Stranger Among Us

US and Mexican Bishops Pastoral Letter Concerning Migration: Strangers No Longer Together

CST on Immigration and the Movement of Peoples

Poverty

Catholic Social Teaching on Poverty, an Option for the Poor, and the Common Good

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

 

Pastoral Letter on CST and the US Economy

St. Pope Paul VI Encyclical "On the Development of Peoples" (the world economy and its effect on people)

"A Catholic Framework for Economic Life" (US Bishops on ten key principles to help  reflect on the values that should shape our participation in economic life.) 

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel" - Chapter 4

 

Racial Justice

USCCB Pastoral Letter Against Racism, 2018: "Open Wide Our Hearts"

USCCB Pastoral Letter on Racism, 1979: "Brothers and Sisters to Us All" (Selected quotes)

Rev. Bryan Massingale,

"The Ignatian Witness to Truth in a Climate of Injustice"

The Church and Racism: Toward a More Fraternal Society  Pontifical Society for Justice and Peace

Pope Francis Cites the Dangers of Racism

Bishop Edward Braxton Addresses How To Heal US Racial Divide

 

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