CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING DOCUMENTS

{key modern documents}


 

VATICAN II DOCUMENT

 

§         The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (1965)

www.osjspm.org/cst/gs_cos1.htm

 

 

PAPAL DOCUMENTS

 

Leo XIII

§         The Condition of Labor (1891)

www.osjspm.org/cst/rn.htm

 

Pius XI

§         Reconstruction of the Social Order (1931)

www.osjspm.org/cst/qa.htm

 

John XXIII

§         Christianity and Social Progress (1961)

 www.osjspm.org/cst/mm.htm

§   Peace on Earth (1963)

www.osjspm.org/cst/pt.htm

 

Paul VI

§         The Development of Peoples (1967)

www.osjspm.org/cst/pp.htm

 

§         A Call to Action (1971)

      www.osjspm.org/cst/oa.htm

 

§         Evangelization in the Modern World (1975)

www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_p-vi_exh_19751208_evangelii-nuntiandi_en.html

 

John Paul II
 

§         On Human Work (1981)

www.vatican.va/edocs/ENG0217/_INDEX.HTM

 

§         On the Family (1981)

 www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_19811122_familiaris-consortio_en.html

§ On Social Concern (1987)

www.vatican.va/edocs/ENG0223/_INDEX.HTM

 

§         100 Years After “Rerum Novarum” (1991)

www.vatican.va/edocs/ENG0214/_INDEX.HTM

 

§         The Gospel of Life (1995)

www.vatican.va/edocs/ENG0141/_INDEX.HTM

 

SYNODAL DOCUMENT

 

§         Justice in the World (1971)

www.osjspm.org/cst/jw.htm

  

CATHOLIC CATECHISM  (1994)

www.usccb.org/catechism/text/index.htm

 

 §        especially:  #1877-1948, #2201-2213, #2234-2246, #2258-2330, #2401-2463

 

U. S. BISHOPS’ DOCUMENTS

 

§         Pastoral Statement on People with Disabilities    (1978, updated 1989)

www.ncpd.org/pastoral_statement_1978.htm

 

§         Brothers and Sisters to Us [racism] (1979)

www.osjspm.org/cst/racism.htm

 

§         Statement on Capital Punishment (1980)

www.osjspm.org/cst/cappun.htm

 

§         The Challenge of Peace (1983)

www.osjspm.org/cst/cp.htm

 

§         The Hispanic Presence (1983)

 

§         Economic Justice for All (1986)

www.osjspm.org/cst/eja.htm

 

§         A Family Perspective in Church and Society (1987)

www.usccb.org/laity/marriage/family.htm

 

§         Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry (1987)

www.usccb.org/hispanicaffairs/plan.shtml

 

§         Food Policy in a Hungry World (1989)

 

§         Called to Compassion and Responsibility    [HIV/AIDS crisis] (1989)

 

§         A Century of Social Teaching  (1990)

 

§         Putting Children and Families First (1991)

www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/bishops/91-11puttingchildrenandfamiliesfirstuscc.htm

 

§         Renewing the Earth [environment] (1991)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/ejp/bishopsstatement.htm

 

§         When I Call for Help [domestic violence] (1992/2002)

www.usccb.org/laity/help.htm

 

§         The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace (1993)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/harvest.htm

 

§         Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish (1993)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/saltandlight.htm

 

§         Follow the Way of Love [family life] (1993)

www.usccb.org/laity/follow.htm

 

§         Confronting a Culture of Violence (1994)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/national/criminal/ccv94.htm

 

§         Faithful for Life [abortion & euthanasia] (1995)

www.usccb.org/prolife/tdocs/faithful.htm

 

§         Sowing Weapons of War: A Pastoral Reflection on the Arms Trade and Landmines (1995)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/international/armstrade.htm

 

§         A Catholic Framework for Economic Life

[ten principles] (1996)

www.osjspm.org/10points.htm

 

§         Called to Global Solidarity: International Challenges for U.S. Parishes (1997)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/international/globalsolidarity.htm

 

§         Always Our Children [homosexual children] (1997)

www.usccb.org/laity/always.htm

 

§         Living the Gospel of Life  (1998)

www.nccbuscc.org/prolife/gospel.htm

 

§         Sharing Catholic Social Teaching  (1997)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/projects/socialteaching/contents.htm

 

§         Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice (1998)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/projects/everyday.htm

 

§         Welcome and Justice for People with Disabilities:  A Framework of Access and Inclusion (1998)

www.usccb.org/doctrine/disabilities.htm

 

§         Blessings of Age:  Pastoral Message on Growing Older within the Faith Community (1999)

www.usccb.org/laity/blessings/english.htm

 

§         In All Things Charity  (1999)

www.usccb.org/cchd/charity.htm

 

§         Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration      [criminal justice] (2000)

www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/criminal.htm

 

§         Welcoming the Stranger Among Us    [immigration] (2000)

www.usccb.org/mrs/unity.htm

 

§         Global Climate Change  (2001)

www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/globalclimate.htm

 

§         Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities (2001)
www.usccb.org/prolife/pastoralplan.htm

 

§         A Call to Solidarity with Africa (2001)

www.usccb.org/sdwp/africa.htm

 

§         Living with Faith & Hope after Sept. 11 (2002)
www.usccb.org/sdwp/sept11.htm

 

§         A Place at the Table [poverty] (2002)

www.usccb.org/bishops/table.htm

 

§         Encuentro and Mission:  A Renewed Pastoral Framework for Hispanic Ministry (2002)

www.usccb.org/hispanicaffairs/encuentromission.shtml

§         Strangers No Longer [migration] (2003)

www.usccb.org/mrs/stranger.htm

 

§         Faithful Citizenship (2003)

www.usccb.org/faithfulcitizenship/bishopStatement.html

 

§         For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food     [food & agriculture] (2003)

www.usccb.org/bishops/agricultural.htm

 

§         Between Man and Woman:  Questions and Answers About Marriage and Same-Sex Unions (2003)

www.usccb.org/laity/manandwoman.htm