Catholic Social Teaching and Social Justice

The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives
of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents.The depth and richness of this tradition can be understood best through a direct reading of these documents. In these brief reflections, we highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition. (From the Catholic Relief Services Website)

Here is a handout with a brief explanation of each Theme. (CRS)

Click on each Topic to go to that page for more learning resources.

Life and Dignity of the Human Person

Call to Family, Community & Participation

Rights & Responsibilities

Option for the Poor & Vulnerable

The Dignity and Rights of Workers


Care for God’s Creation

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