Catholic Social Teaching



Official Documents of Catholic Social Teaching

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church Issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Critical Comments on Catholic Social Teaching Selected by Theology Library webmaster Gerald Darring

Bibliography of Catholic Social Teaching By Theology Library webmaster Gerald Darring

Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions 1998 Reflections of the U.S. Catholic Bishops

The busy Christian's guide to Catholic social teaching Takes the reader through each of the major documents

The Social Agenda A Collection of Magisterial Texts, published by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Papal and Episcopal Documents relating to Catholic Social Justice Teaching Links to dozens of documents by popes, the Curia, and bishops

Key Principles of Catholic Social Teaching Two-page summary

The Faith that Does Prudence: Contemporary Catholic Social Ethics and the Appropriation of the Ethics of Aquinas By Brian Michael Reedy, SJ in Lumen et Vita, the graduate academic journal of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, 2012

Business and the Development of Christian Social Thought By Jordan J. Ballor in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2012

Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy: A Reply to Daniel K. Finn By Philip Booth in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2012

Libertarianism and Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration By Bridget Kratz, Walter E. Block in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2012

History Can Guide the Future of Catholic Social Teaching By Vincent J. Miller, University of Dayton, in Update: The Newsletter of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Summer 2012

Universalism in Catholic Social Thought: 'Accompaniment' as Trinitarian Praxis By Kathleen Glenister Roberts in Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics, 2012

Nature and Grace and the Appearance of Insincerity. Silencing the Catholic Voice By Gerard A. O'Shea in Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics, 2012

Catholic Social Doctrine Could Save the Day By Mark and Louise Zwick, Houston Catholic Worker, October 23, 2011

Millennium Development Goals and Catholic Social Teaching: Ongoing Responsibility and Response By James O'Sullivan in Lumen et Vita, the graduate academic journal of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, 2011

The Big Society and Catholic Social Teaching By James Hanvey SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, March 2011

Social Ideas in the Homilies of Saint Basil the Great By Constantin Rus. Scroll to page 61. Theologia, a publication of the Orthodox Theology Faculty from “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, October-December 2011

Labor Economics and the Development of Papal Social Encyclicals By Stephen P. Barrows in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2011

Settling the "Social Question": Three Variants on Modern Christian Social Thought By Marinus Ossewaarde in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2011

Millennium Development Goals and Catholic Social Teaching: Ongoing Responsibility and Response By James O'Sullivan in Lumen et Vita, 2011

Catholic Social Learning Podcast of presentation by Dr. Roger Bergman, 2011

Liberal Democrats and the Common Good By Brent Central candidate Sarah Teather in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, May 2010

Conservatives and the Common Good By President of Hornsey and Wood Green Conservatives, David Grant in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, May 2010

Labour and the Common Good By former Labour MP John Battle in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, May 2010

A Ministry of Welcome By Bishop Pat Lynch in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, January 2010

From Pius XII Through Paul VI By Thomas Storck in The Distributist Review, 2010

A Time to Rebuild on Firmer Foundations By Brian M. McCall in The Distributist Review, July 2010
A Time to Rebuild on Firmer Foundations II By Brian M. McCall in The Distributist Review, July 2010
A Time to Rebuild on Firmer Foundations III By Brian M. McCall in The Distributist Review, July 2010

The National Vice and the Kingship of Christ By Donald P. Goodman III in The Distributist Review, July 2010

Ethical Persuasiveness and Political Ineffectiveness of Catholic Social Teachings By Franz Nuscheler, Professor emeritus of International and Comparative Politics and former director of the Institute for Development and Peace at the University of Duisburg-Essen, 2010

Development of the Whole Man and of All Men: Guidelines of the Catholic Church for Societal Development By Manfred Spieker in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2010

Comments on Robert Vischer's Conscience and the Common Good By Patrick McKinley Brennan, June 2010

Never Let a Good Crisis Lead You Astray: The Lessons of Christian Realism and Subsidiarity for Public Policy By Richard M. Esenberg in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2010

Catholic Social Teaching in the Classroom Occasional Paper produced by the Office for Mission & Ministry of Villanova University, Fall 2009

Contemporary Management Theories and Catholic Social Teaching: A Review and Analysis By Stephen J. Porth and John McCall, St. Joseph's University, at The Third International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, Goa, India, January 2009

Catholic Social Teaching By John Schwenkler in First Principles, 2009

Ireland, Europe And Catholic Social Teaching: Shared Values? By Cathy Molloy in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, September 2009

Neutrality in Liberal Legal Theory and Catholic Social Thought By John M. Breen in Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Spring 2009

Subsidiarity and the Financial Crisis By Elizabeth Rose Schiltz, University of St. Thomas School of Law, in First Things, April 8, 2009

The Effect of 'Othering' on Public Policy Debates By Susan J. Stabile, Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law; Fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society, 2009

What Can Economists Learn from Catholic Social Thought? By Charles Clark, St. John's University, at The Seventh International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, University of Notre Dame, June 2008

Catholic Social Thought and Business Resources Includes: Introduction to the Catholic Social Tradition; Catholic Social Principles for Business; Catholic Social Principles for Catholic Business Schools; Carolyn Woo, "Get Real: Making the Mission Statement Operational"; Catholic Business Education Bibliography; Papers from International Conferences on CST and Mgmt Education. Conference at the University of Notre Dame, 2008

Catholic Social Thought and Modern Liberal Democracy By Thomas W. Smith in Logos, Winter 2008

Catholic Social Thought and Modern Liberal Democracy By Thomas W. Smith in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Winter 2008

Restorative Justice and Catholic Social Thought: Challenges as Opportunities for Society, Church, and Academy By Kurt M. Denk, S.J., Student of Law, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Assoc. Chaplain, San Quentin Prison, Spring Lecture Series, Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, University of San Francisco, February 2008

Globalizing Solidarity: Christian Anthropology and the Challenge of Human Liberation By Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C. in Theological Studies, June 2008

Globalization with a Human Face: Catholic Social Teaching and Globalization By Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M. in Theological Studies, June 2008

Neoliberal Globalization: Critiques and Alternatives By John Sniegocki in Theological Studies, June 2008

Migrant, Tourist, Pilgrim, Monk: Mobility and Identity in a Global Age By William T. Cavanaugh in Theological Studies, June 2008

Between Identity and Security: Theological Implications of Migration in the Context of Globalization By Gemma Tulud Cruz in Theological Studies, June 2008

Where Is the Church? Globalization and Catholicity By Vincent J. Miller in Theological Studies, June 2008

Subsidiarity and Sphere-Sovereignty: A Match Made in . . . ? By Kent A. Van Til in Theological Studies, September 2008

Introduction to the Symposium on “Catholic Teaching, Catholic Values, And Catholic Voters: Reflections On Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship” By Michael A. Simons in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2008

Catholic Social Thought and the Large Multinational Corporation By Gerald J. Russello, Fellow, Chesterton Institute at Seton Hall University; Adjunct Professor, Cardozo School of Law, 2007

Tort Law, Free Will, and Personal Responsibility By Ronald J. Rychlak in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2007

The Social Theory of Jacques Maritain By D. Q. McLnerny in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2007

The Contribution of Antonio Rosmini (1797-1855) to Catholic Social Thought By Robert Fastiggi in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2007

Can the Doctrine of Subsidiarity Help Courts Interpret the Establishment Clause? By Kyle Duncan in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2007

A Catholic Theory of Corporate Law By John M. Czarnetzky in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2007

A Feminist Appraisal of Catholic Social Thought By Kristin Heyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Loyola Marymount University, Fall Lecture Series, Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Catholic Social Thought, November 2007

Migration and Catholic Social Thought: Crossing Borders Between Scholarship and Activism By Lois Ann Lorentzen, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, in Urbi et Orbi, Fall 2007

Social Ethics in Western Europe By Linda Hogan and John D'arcy May in Theological Studies, March 2007

Charity, Not Justice, As Constitutive of the Church's Mission By Charles M. Murphy in Theological Studies, June 2007

The Politics of Radical Orthodoxy: A Catholic Critique By Mary Doak in Theological Studies, June 2007

Fostering a Catholic Commitment to the Common Good: An Approach Rooted in Virtue Ethics By Christopher P. Vogt in Theological Studies, June 2007

Catholicism and Liberalism: Two Ideologies In Confrontation By Bernard Laurent in Theological Studies, December 2007

Freedom of the Press and Catholic Social Thought: Reflections on the Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church in the United States By David E. Decosse in Theological Studies, December 2007

What is Development? Promoting the Good of Every Person and of the Whole Person By Peter Henriot SJ in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, 2007

How Much Equality is Needed for Justice? By Gerry O'Hanlon SJ in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, 2007

Subsidiarity and Suffering: The View from New Orleans By Robert K. Vischer in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

John Paul II and the Rule of Law:  Bringing Order to International Disorder By Rev. Robert John Araujo, S.J. in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

Keynote Address by John L. Allen, Jr. at the Symposium on “The Jurisprudential Legacy of John Paul II” Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

Catholic Social Thought and the Large Multinational Corporation By Gerald J. Russello in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: A Discussion of Catholic Social Thought and “Mormon Social Thought” Principles By Rebecca van Uitert in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

The Price of Freedom: Consumerism and Liberty in Secular Research and Catholic Teaching By Andrew V. Abela in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2007

John Paul II's Challenges to the Social Sciences By Mary Ann Glendon in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2007

Professional Identity and the Contours of Prudence By Robert K. Vischer, University of St. Thomas, in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2007

Solidarity, Subsidiarity, and the Consumerist Impetus of American Law By Robert K. Vischer, University of St. Thomas, 2007

West, MacIntyre and Wojtyla: Pope John Paul II's Contribution to the Development of a Dependency-Based Theory of Justice By Elizabeth Rose Schiltz, University of St. Thomas School of Law, in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

The Decreasing Ontological Density of the State in Catholic Social Doctrine By Patrick McKinley Brennan, 2007

"Pope John Paul II, Freedom, and Constitutional Law" By Richard S. Myers in Ave Maria Law Review, 2007

Pope John Paul II and Immigration Law and Policy By James Parry Eyster in Ave Maria Law Review, 2007

Catholic Social Teaching Podcast of presentation by Dr. Roger Bergman, 2007

Subsidiarity and Suffering: The View from New Orleans By Robert K. Vischer, University of St. Thomas, in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2007

Sixth International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education. The Good Gompany: Catholic Social Thought and Corporate Social Responsibility in Dialogue. Pontificia Università San Tommaso (Angelicum), Roma, Italia, October 5-7, 2006. Links courtesy of The Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Doing Well by Doing Good: Distinguishing the Right from the Good in Theories of Corporate Social Responsibility By Joseph R. DesJardins, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
  • Questions Organizational Leaders Pose to Theologians Regarding “The Good Company” By Andre L. Delbecq, McCarthy University Professor, Santa Clara University
  • Keeping Good Company: The Leavening Influence of Morally Ordered Lives By Gil Bailie
  • What CST Can Contribute to CSR By Stefano Zamagni, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Catholic Social Teaching and the Role of Business in the Eradication of Poverty By Ben Andradi, Servista, and Peter S Heslam, Cambridge University
  • An Exploration of the Influence of Catholic Values on Management Practices of Heads of SMC's: The Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church Put to the Test within Firms By Jean-Luc Castro
  • Mainstream Theories on Normative Corporate Social Responsibility: Analysis from Catholic Social Thought By Domènec Melé, Professor Chair Economy and Ethics, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain
  • CST, CSR and the Purpose Driven Company By Christine M. Fletcher
  • Catholic Social Teaching and the Construction of “Just” Markets By Nicholas Santos, S.J. and Gene R. Laczniak of Marquette University
  • The Co-operative, Catholic Social Thought and the Good Company: The Importance of Pluralism in the Market By Dr Peter Davis, University of Leicester
  • SSM Health Care: The Integration of Catholic Social Thought Values in a Modern Health Care System By Sister Melanie DiPietro, S.C., Seton Hall University School of Law, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, and Professor Alison Sulentic, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Mainstreaming Catholic Social Thought in a Business School: A Case Study By Alonso Quintanilla Pérez-Wicht and Jhony Velásquez Delgado, Universidad Católica San Pablo
  • Brigdging the Gap: Connecting Catholic Social Principles to Practice in Catholic Health Care By William Brinkmann, Ascension Health, T. Dean Maines, SAIP Institute, Michael J. Naughton, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, J. Michael Stebbins, Gonzaga Institute of Ethics, and Arnold Weimerskirch, University of St. Thomas
  • Catholicism and Confucianism in Dialogue for Corporate Social Responsibility By Thomas Hong-Soon Han, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea
  • The Good Company and Financialisation: Corporate Choices, Institutional Environment and Catholic Social Thought By GianDemetrio Marangoni and Stefano Solari, Department of Economics, University of Padua
  • Transparency in Financial Markets and Institutions: A Catholic Social Thought Perspective By Bridget Lyons and Lucjan T. Orlowski, John F. Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • Catholic Relief Services: One Organization's Journey with Catholic Social Thought and Corporate Social Responsibility By Ken Hackett, Dave Piraino and John Rivera of Catholic Relief Services
  • An Aquinas in the Boardroom By Robert Keen, Von Hugel Institute, St Edmund's College, Cambridge
  • Philosophical Underpinnings and Basic concepts for a dialogue between CST and CSR on the “Good Company” By Helen Alford, Barbara Sena, Yuliya Shcherbinina
  • Middle Level Thinking the Importance of Connecting and Mediating Catholic Social Thought, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Business Practice By Dean Maines and Michael Naughton
  • In the Good Company One Works Better: Positive Interactions between CST and CSR By Vincenzo Putrignano, Università degli Studi di Macerata

    Family and Self-Control: Evaluating Gottfredson and Hirschi's General Theory of Crime in the Context of Catholic Social Teaching By Alfred R. D'Anca in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2006

    Neutrality in Liberal Legal Theory and Catholic Social Thought Book by John M. Breen, 2006

    Women in Catholic Social Thought: The Creation of a New School of Reality By Luciana Reali in Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2006

    A Lost Opportunity: The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church-A Review Essay By Samuel Gregg in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2006

    Ethical Beliefs in the Catholic Business School: The Impact of Catholic Social Teaching on Classroom Reality By Linda Achey Kidwell, Roland E. Kidwell in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2006

    Faithful Citizenship Podcast of presentation by Tom Massaro, SJ, 2006

    Globalization, Solidarity, and Justice By David Hollenbach, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2006

    Presentations at the conference, "The Call to Justice: The Legacy of Gaudium Et Spes 40 Years Later," Vatican City, March 2005. Links courtesy of The Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Rooting the Catholic Social Thought Perspective in the National Consciousness and in the Development of Social Policy: An Irish Experience By Sean Healy, S.M.A. and Brigid Reynolds, S.M. of the CORI Justice Commission
  • Parenting the Church: Mothers, Fathers, and Roman Catholic Social Thought By Michael J. Schuck, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Catholic Social Teaching is Our Distinctive Feature: A Challenge for Catholic Institutions in the Asian Context By Dr. Stephan Rothlin S.J., Fu Jen University, Taiwan
  • Creating a Just Society in an Economically and Technologically Integrated World: The Role of the Church in Social and Economic Justice in the 21st Century By David B. Lowry and S. Prakash Sethi
  • The Couples for Christ Movement: A Model for Authentic Social Action Grounded Within the Framework of Catholic Social Doctrine By Salvador June P. Lalisan, Ed.D., St. Scholastica's College
  • Rooting the Catholic Social Thought Perspective in the National Consciousness and in the Development of Social Policy: An Irish Experience By Sean Healy, S.M.A. and Brigid Reynolds, S.M., CORI Justice Commission
  • Technology and Catholic Social Thought By Daniel R. Lynch, Dartmouth College
  • God's Justice? Right reason? Justice and rationality in Catholic Social Teaching in the light of Alasdair MacIntrye's conception of traditions of enquiry By Martin McKeever C.Ss.R. Accademia Alfonsiana
  • The Couples for Christ Movement: A Model for Authentic Social Action Grounded Within the Framework of Catholic Social Doctrine By Salvador June P. Lalisan, Ed.D. of St. Scholastica's College
  • Creating a Just Society in an Economically and Technologically Integrated World: The Role of the Church in Social and Economic Justice in the 21st Century By David B. Lowry and S. Prakash Sethi
  • Technology and Catholic Social Thought By Daniel R. Lynch of Dartmouth College
  • God's Justice? Right reason? Justice and rationality in Catholic Social Teaching in the light of Alasdair MacIntrye's conception of traditions of enquiry By Martin McKeever C.Ss.R. of Accademia Alfonsiana
  • Catholic Social Teaching is Our Distinctive Feature: A Challenge for Catholic Institutions in the Asian Context By Dr. Stephan Rothlin S.J. of Fu Jen University, Taiwan
  • Parenting the Church: Mothers, Fathers, and Roman Catholic Social Thought By Michael J. Schuck, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

    Catholic Social Thought and Racism in Africa By Luke Mbefo, C.S.Sp, 2005

    Integrating the Analysis of Social Problems with a Catholic Understanding of Man and Society By G. Alexander Ross in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2005

    The Devil in the Details: How Specific Should Catholic Social Thought Teaching Be? By Michele R. Pistone, 2005

    U.S. Catholic Social Thought, Gender, and Economic Livelihood By Christine Firer Hinze in Theological Studies, September 2005

    Democracy and Catholic Social Thought Report by Michael Novak, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, 2005, pp. 58-118

    A Giant Among Catholic Economists By Thomas Storck in New Oxford Review, February 2005

    Bridging the Divide in Contemporary U.S. Catholic Social Ethics By Kristin E. Heyer in Theological Studies, June 2005

    U.S. Catholic Social Thought, Gender, and Economic Livelihood By Christine Firer Hinze in Theological Studies, September 2005

    A New Catholic Social Manifesto? The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church By Bruce Duncan CSsR in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2005

    Pope John Paul II and the Church of Asia By Bishop Francisco F. Claver, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2005

    Bridging the Divide in Contemporary U.S. Catholic Social Ethics By Kristin E. Heyer in Theological Studies, June 2005

    Catholic Politicians and the Social Doctrine of the Church By J. Brian Benestad in Josephinum Journal of Theology, Summer/Fall 2005

    The "Eschatological Principle" in Catholic Social Thought By Mark Lowery in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2005

    Foreword: Pro-Life Progressivism and the Fourth Option in American Public Life By Thomas C. Berg in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    Can the Seamless Garment Be Sewn? The Future of Pro-Life Progressivism By Keven Doyle in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    The Coherence and Importance of Pro-Life Progressivism By Mark A. Sargent in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    American Catholics and the Structure of Life Attitudes By Ted G. Jelen in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    Reflections on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Good Society By Robert G. Kennedy Ph.D. in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    Sacrifice, the Common Good, and the Catholic Lawyer By John J. Coughlin O.F.M. in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    The Consistent Life Ethic: A Look Back, A Look Around, A Look Ahead By John L. Carr in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    The Consistent Ethic of Life By Sidney Callahan Ph.D. in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    Another Social Justice Tradition: Catholic Conservatives By Kevin E. Schmiesing in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    Sacred Monkeys and Seamless Garments: Catholics and Political Engagement By John P. O'Callaghan in University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2005

    The Ethics of Trade Policy in Catholic Political Economy By Stephen C. Rowntree in Theological Studies, September 2004

    Catholic Social Teaching: A Primer Occasional Paper produced by the Office for Mission & Ministry of Villanova University, Spring 2004. Articles by Barbara E. Wall, Monika Hellwig, William J. Byron, Thomas W. Smith, and Robert H. DeFina

    Catholic Social Thought: Rights, Natural Law, and Pluralism By David Matzko McCarthy, November 2004

    Morality and Economic Law: Toward a Reconciliation By libertarian Thomas E. Woods, Jr. The Lou Church Memorial Lecture in Religion and Economics, Austrian Scholars Conference, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama, March 20, 2004

    The Prudential Application of Catholic Social Teaching By Richard Hinshaw in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2004

    Catholic Social Thought and Business Ethics By Jim Wishloff on page 15 of Review of Business, Winter 2004

    Catholic Social Thought and the Ethical Formation of Lawyers: A Call for Community By Robert K. Vischer in Journal of Catholic Social Thought, 2004

    Towards a Theology of Citizenship as a Central Challenge in Asia By Anselm Kyongsuk Min in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2004

    Catholic Social Thought and the Amorality of Large Corporations: Time to Abolish Corporate Personhood By William Quigley, Professor of Law, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2004

    Competing Visions of the Corporation in Catholic Social Thought By Mark Sargent, Villanova University School of Law, 2004

    The Ethics of Trade Policy in Catholic Political Economy By Stephen C. Rowntree in Theological Studies, September 2004

    The Concept of Social Sin in Its Thomistic Roots By Maurizio Ragazzi in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2004

    Catholic Social Thought and the Ethical Formation of Lawyers: A Call for Community By Robert K. Vischer, University of St. Thomas, in Journal of Catholic Social Thought, 2004

    The Spirituality of Communion: A Resource for Dialogue with Catholics in Public Life By Amelia J. Uelman in The Catholic Lawyer, 2004

    The Integration of Catholic Social Thought into Workplace Law Courses By Sister Melanie DiPietro, S.C. and Alison M. Sulentic, July 2003

    Listening, Leadership, and Livelihood among Grassroots Women: Managers Learning Social Teachings of the Church in a Catholic University By Jeanette V. Loanzon Dr. rer.pol., Member, International Grail, Dean, College of Commerce and Accountancy, University of Santo Tomas,Manila, Philippines, July 2003

    Mondragón: A For-profit Organization that Embodies Catholic Social Thought By David Herrera, July 2003

    Some Thoughts on Integrating Catholic Social Thought into the Law School Curriculum By Mark A. Sargent, Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law, October 2003

    What is Catholic about Catholic Social Thought?: Human Dignity and Catholic Anthropology By Catherine Jack Deavel, University of St. Thomas, October 2003

    Catholic Social Thought in an Economics Curriculum By Albino Barrera, O.P., St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, Providence College, October 2003

    Catholic Social Thought and Computer Ethics By Robert N. Barger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computer Applications Program, University of Notre Dame, October 2003

    Catholic Social Thought and Engineering Education By Daniel R. Lynch, Dartmouth College, October 2003

    From Luther and Calvin to Catholic Social Teaching: On Business, Social Responsibility, and the Common Good By Gary L. Chamberlain, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Ethics, Department of Theology, Seattle University, July 2003

    Is a Catholic Economics Possible? By Guillermo Montes in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2003

    Catholic Social Teaching: What Do Catholics Know, and What Do They Believe? By D. Paul Sullins in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2003

    Transparency: A Christian Concern: Catholic Social Teaching and the Case for Transparent and Accountable Practices in Extractive Industries A Position Paper of CIDSE, Pax Christi International and Caritas Europa September 2003

    A Schizophrenic Process in the Church? The Conservative Retreat from the Social Dimension of the Gospel By Bruce Duncan CSsR  in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2003

    Luigi Taparelli D'Azeglio, S.J. (1793-1862) and the Development of Scholastic Natural-Law Thought As a Science of Society and Politics By Thomas C. Behr in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2003

    Catholic Social Thought and the Corporation By Stephen M. Bainbridge, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, 2003

    Reverence for Life: A Message for the Twenty First Century By the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan, East Asian Pastoral Review, 2003

    Refugees and Catholic Social Teaching By Sandie Cornish in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2002

    Welcome the Stranger By Carlo Maria Martini SJ in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2002

    Catholic Social Teaching and Strategies for the Future in Australia By Mark Raper SJ in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2002

    Social Justice and Christian Faith By Seamus Murphy SJ in Working Notes of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, 2002

    Catholic Social Teaching and Strategies for the Future in the Contemporary Australian Context By Mark Raper SJ at the Annual Conference of Catholic Welfare, Sydney, Australia, August 2002

    Catholic Social Thought, Political Liberalism, and the Idea of Human Rights By Zachary R. Calo, University of Virginia/University of Pennsylvania

    Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Law: An Unresolved Tension By libertarian Thomas E. Woods, Jr., at the 8th Austrian Scholars Conference at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Ala., March 2002

    'Alternative' Traditions in American Catholic Social Thought: The New Deal Critics By Kevin E. Schmiesing, Research Fellow, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, 2002

    Catholic Social Worker Models for the Future: From Social Worker to Catholic Social Servant? By Timothy Brandyberry in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2002

    Trinitarian Foundations for Subjectivity, Solidarity and Subsidiarity By Mark Lowery in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2002

    Biotechnology and Human Dignity in the Thought of Germain Grisez By Nicholas Lund-Molfese in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2002

    Migration and the Social Doctrine of the Church By Rev. Fr. Michael A. Blume, S.V.D., Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, in People on the Move, December 2002

    Human Dignity, Personal Liberty: Themes from Abraham Kuyper and Leo XIII By Michael Novak in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2002

    A Response to Michael Novak's “Human Dignity, Personal Liberty” By Nicholas Woltersdorff in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2002

    Catholic Reflections on the Basis of the Pluralist Structure of Society By William R. Luckey in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2002

    A Response to Michael Novak's “Human Dignity, Personal Liberty” By Bob Goudzwaard in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2002

    A Century of Christian Social Thought By Mark A. Noll in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2002

    From Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum to John Paul II's Centesimus Annus By Maciej Zieba in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2002

    The Jurisprudential Legacy of Abraham Kuyper and Leo XIII By Johan D. van der Vyver in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2002

    A Response to Johan D. van der Vyver's "The Jurisprudential Legacy of Abraham Kuyper and Leo XIII" By David W. Hall in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2002

    The Bishops and the Corporate Stakeholder Debate By Stephen M. Bainbridge, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, 2002

    Subsidiarity as Subversion: Local Power, Legal Norms, and the Liberal State By Robert K. Vischer, University of St. Thomas, 2002

    Catholic Social Teaching and American Legal Perspective By Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. in Fordham Urban Law Journal, 2002

    Response to Avery Cardinal Dulles By John D. Feerick in Fordham Urban Law Journal, 2002

    Catholic Social Teaching and American Legal Practice: A Practical Response By Jennifer M. Mone in Fordham Urban Law Journal, 2002

    Catholic Social Thought and Business Education By Charles M. A. Clark, Professor of Economics, Senior Fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society, St. John's University, 2001

    The Value of Work: A Catholic Critique of the U.S. Constitutional Norm By George E. Garvey, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, September 2001

    Movement of the Spirit: Catholic Social Teaching in the International Workplace By Ken Hackett, Dave Piraino, and Tiziana Dearing OF Catholic Relief Services, September 2001

    From Charity to Justice: The Emergence of a Catholic Social Gospel By Jay P. Dolan, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, September 2001

    Catholic Social Teaching and Poverty Eradication: Key Concepts and Issues By Peter Henriot, S.J., Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, Zambia. Paper delivered at a conference in Uganda during the final months of 2001

    An Ethical Evaluation of Poland's Transition to Capitalism and the Roman Catholic Church's Response By Gerald J. Beyer, 2001

    The Catholic "Consistent Life Ethic" and Attitudes Toward Capital Punishment and Welfare Reform By Paul Perl in Sociology of Religion, 2001

    Contemporary management theories and Catholic Social Teaching: Similarities and Differences By Stephen J. Porth & John McCall. Review of Business, Fall 2001

    Privacy and Technology: Insights from Catholic Social Teaching By Eileen P. Kelly in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2001

    Human Development and Morality from the Catholic Perspective By Gerald E. DeMauro in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2001

    Catholic Social Thought on Citizenship: no Place for Exclusion By Ernst M.H. Hirsch Ballin and Richard A.J. Steenvoorde

    Globalization and the Insights of Catholic Social Teaching By Samuel Gregg in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2001

    Subsidiarity as a Principle of Governance: Beyond Devolution By Robert K. Vischer, University of St. Thomas, in Indiana Law Review, 2001

    Fourth International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education. "Rethinking Wealth Creation and Distribution in the Jubilee: A Double Challenge for Catholic Social Thought and Management Education." Puebla, Mexico, July 2000. Links courtesy of The Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Wealth and the Common Good: Perspectives from Economic Theory and Catholic Social Thought By Charles M. A. Clark
  • Wealth Creation within the Catholic Social Tradition By Robert G Kennedy
  • Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation: An Omission in the Social Teaching of the Church? By Domènec Melé
  • Concepts of Wealth in Economic Theory and Catholic Social Thought By Charles M. A. Clark, Senior Fellow Vincentian Center for Church and Society and Professor of Economics Department of Economics Peter J. Tobin School of Business St. John's University, June 2000
  • A Wealth of Information: Catholic Social Thought and the Ethics of the Dissemination of Health Information By Brian M. Kane
  • Catholic Social Thought and the Changing Pattern of Wealth Ownership in the United States By James A. Buss, G. Paul Peterson, SJ
  • Reconceiving the Business Enterprise: Organization for Internal Equity and Social Mission from the Standpoint of Catholic Social Teaching By Donna Adler
  • A Knowledge Based Economy: The Response of the Catholic Social Tradition By Marilina Colella

    Teaching Catholic Social Justice Principles A brief paper by Gerald Darring

    The Intellectual Origins of Modern Catholic Social Teaching on Economics: An Extension of a Theme of Jesus Huerta de Soto By William R. Luckey, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Political Science and Economics, Christendom College, at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn University, March 2000

    Distributivism and Catholic Social Teaching By John C. Médaille in The New Oxford Review, 2000

    The Social Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar By Stratford Caldecott in the Catholic Social Science Review, 2000

    The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching On the International Labour Organization By Gil McLean, October 2000

    The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching On the International Labour Organization By Gil McLean

    Catholic Social Teaching on the Economics of Immigration By Andrew M. Yuengert, Associate Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University, in Journal of Markets and Morality, Spring 2000

    Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching From the Social Action Office of the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes, Queensland, Australia

    Globalization in the Social Teaching of the Church By Diarmuid Martin in the Proceedings of the Workshop on the Social Dimansions of Globalization, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, February 2000, pp. 82- 93

    Notes on the Development of Catholic Social Teaching By William Ryan SJ, October 2000

    Catholic Social Teaching on the Economics of Immigration By Andrew M. Yuengert, Associate Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University, in Journal of Markets & Morality, Spring 2000

    Catholic Social Teaching on the Economics of Immigration By Andrew M. Yuenger in Journal of Markets and Morality, 2000

    Business Ethics and Catholic Identity: The Nike Contract with St. John's By John R.Wilcox in Catholic Practice, January 1999

    Catholic Social Thought and the Economic Problem By Charles M. A. Clark for Catholic Social Thought in the Academy: Engaging the Disciplines, John F. Henning Institute 3rd Annual Conference on Catholic Social Thought, St. Mary's College of California, March 1999

    Design of a Cellular Manufacturing System: A Critique Based on Catholic Social Thought By Helen M. J. Alford, PhD, Cambridge University, January 1999

    Contemporary Management Theories and Catholic Social Teaching A Review and Analysis Stephen J. Porth John McCall St. Joseph's University Philadelphia, January 1999

    Catholic Social Teaching and the "Right to Organize" By Marilynn P. Fleckenstein, Ph.D. Niagara University, January 1999

    Orthodoxy and Social Change By Avery Dulles, S.J.in the Catholic Social Science Review, 1999

    Catholic Social Teaching and Workplace Transformation: Foundations and Applications By William J. Toth in the Catholic Social Science Review, 1999

    Neither Statism Nor Individualism By Thomas Storck in New Oxford Review, June 1999

    Chapter 2 - From Church Social Teaching to Contextual Theologies Chapter 2 of the book Contextual Social Theology. An Indonesian Model by J.B. Banawiratma S.J. & J. Müller S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 1999

    Charity and Justice Within the Gospel and the Church's Social Teaching By Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard. The Chair of Social Justice address at the Founder's Convocation at St. John's University on January 29, 1998

    Episcopal Conferences Worldwide on Catholic Social Teaching By Terence McGoldrick in Theological Studies, March 1998

    Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching By Father William J. Byron in America, 1998

    Catholic Social Teaching and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights By Ted Keating, SM, Director for Justice and Peace, Catholic Conference of Major Superiors of Men's Institutes, in Catholic Peace Voice, Spring/Summer 1998

    Crucified Between Two Thieves: Catholic Social Teaching vs. Right and Left By Anthony Basile Ph.D in Culture Wars, January 1998

    Subsidiarity: An Organizational Principle for Civil Society Chapter 4 of Human Rights, Solidarity and Subsidiarity: Essays toward a Social Ontology by Carlos Eduardo Maldonado, 1998

    Democracy in the Teaching of the Popes By Michel Schooyans in the Proceedings of the Workshop on Democracy, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, 1998, pp. 11- 40

    The Judeo-Christian Foundation of Human Dignity, Personal Liberty, and the Concept of the Person By Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute, in Journal of Markets & Morality, October 1998

    Complementarity and Equality in the Political Thought of Thomas Aquinas By Paul J. Weithman in Theological Studies, June 1998

    The Judeo-Christian Foundation of Human Dignity, Personal Liberty, and the Concept of the Person By Michael Novak in Journal of Markets and Morality, October 1998

    The Late-Scholastic and Austrian Link to Modern Catholic Economic Thought By Robert A. Sirico in Journal of Markets and Morality, October 1998

    The Principle of Subsidiarity and Freedom in the Family, Church, Market, and Government By Gregory R. Beabout in Journal of Markets and Morality, October 1998

    Second International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, Antwerp, Belgium, July 1997. Links courtesy of The Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • The Catholic Social Tradition and the Purpose of the Corporate Enterprise By Jean-Yves Calvez
  • The Contractual Theory of the Firm as a Normative Business Ethic and its Relationship to Roman Catholic Social Teaching on Economic Life By John R. Boatright and Michael J. Schuck
  • The Universities of Christian Inspiration and the Catholic Social Thought Confronting the New Millennium By Xabier Gorostiaga, SJ, President of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua
  • A Social Property Ethics for the Corporation In Light of Catholic Social Thought By Ernest S. Pierucci, Michael J. Naughton, Charles A. Clark
  • Individual and Corporate Responsibilities in the Social Teaching of the Church By Domènec Melé and Juan Fontrodona
  • Catholic Social Thought and Economic Theory By Charles M. A. Clark
  • Theoretical Foundations of Interactive Leadership in Catholic Social Teachings By Mary Elsbernd, OSF
  • Christian Social Teaching in Management Education: Whose Responsibility? By Catherine McNamee, CSJ
  • From Industrial Revolution to Electronic Revolution: The Postmodern Challenge to Catholic Social Thought in the Catholic University By Joe Holland

    The Core-Contingent Work Force: Some Further Considerations of Corporate Employment Practices in the Light of the Social Encyclicals By Philip T. Crotty y in the Catholic Social Science Review, 1997

    Social and Public Policy Implications of Corporate Downsizing: A Catholic Perspective By Eileen P. Kelly in the Catholic Social Science Review, 1997

    Catholic Social Encyclicals and Wilhelm Roepke's Political Economy of the “Third Way” By Andrew W. Foshee and William F. Campbell in the Catholic Social Science Review, 1997

    Catholic Social Teaching: St. Pius X Through Pius XI By Thomas Storck in The Catholic Faith, September/October 1997

    Catholic Social Teaching: Pius XI By Thomas Storck in The Catholic Faith, November/December 1997

    From the Beginnings Through Leo XIII By Thomas Storck in The Catholic Faith, July/August 1997

    An Introduction to the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church By Thomas Storck in The Catholic Faith, May/June 1997

    Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Science By Frank Brown in the Catholic Social Science Review, 1996

    The Common Good and the Catholic Church's Social Teaching Document from the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, 1996

    What Ever Happened to 'Octogesima Adveniens?' By Mary Elsbernd in Theological Studies, March 1995

    Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel Nonviolence From John Dear's book The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence

    Concerning New Things and Old: A Reading of Centesimus Annus By Charles R. Strain in Word & World, 1992

    Christian Social Ethics after the Cold War By David Hollenbach in Theological Studies, March 1992

    Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 3, Section 2 The social doctrine of the Church

    Catholic Social Thought Encounters Feminism By Maria Riley in The Way, 1991

    Church & Society By Rev Mathew Habiger OSB. 1. Overview of Catholic Social Teaching 2. Marriage and Family Life in Catholic Social Teaching 3. The Role of the Church in Society 4. Catholic Social Teaching on Peace 5. On the Social Concern of the Church 6. Catholic Social Teaching on Labor and Society 7. Catholic Social Teaching on Population Growth 8. Catholic Social Teaching on Culture and Education 9. Catholic Social Teaching: Continuity and Change 10. The Role of the Laity in the Transformation of Society

    Sociology and Salvation: Do We Need a Catholic Sociology? By Gregory Baum in Theological Studies, December 1989

    The Mission of the Church in the Theology of the Social Gospel By Roger Haight in Theological Studies, September 1988

    A Handbook of Catholic Social Teaching By Gerald Darring. Originally published in 1987
    ----- Social Justice----- Economic Justice ----- Political Justice ----- Discrimination ----- War and Peace ----- Criminal Justice

    On Relative Equality: Catholic Egalitarianism after Vatican II By Drew Christiansen in Theological Studies, December 1984

    Class Struggle and the Magisterium: A New Note By Gregory Baum in Theological Studies, December 1984

    From Social Doctrine to Gospel Values and Signs of the Times By Donald Goergen in Spirituality Today, 1983

    The Principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church By Javier Hervada, who holds a chair in Canon Law and the title of Professor of the Philosophy of Law and of Natural Law in the University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain). Originally appeared in Vol. XXV of the International Features Service publication SIDEC in consecutive numbers (427 and 428) of January and February 1983

    Action for Justice as Constitutive of the Preaching of the Gospel: What Did the 1971 Synod Mean? By Charles M. Murphy in Theological Studies, June 1983

    Solidarity: The Healing of Conflict By Irene Brennan in The Way, 1983

    The Church's Religious Identity and Its Social and Political Mission By Francis Schussler Fiorenza in Theological Studies, June 1982

    Liberation Theology and the Social Gospel: Variations on a Theme By T. Howland Sanks in Theological Studies, December 1980

    Public Theology in America: Some Questrions for Catholicism after John Courtney Murray By David Hollenbach in Theological Studies, June 1976

    The Church and the Population Year: Notes on a Strategy By J. Bryan Hehir in Theological Studies, March 1974

    Moral Claims, Human Rights, and Population Policies By The Yale Task Force on Population Ethics in Theological Studies, March 1974

    Leo XIII: Two Concepts of Government By John Courtney Murray in Theological Studies, March 1954

    Leo XIII on Church and State: The General Structure of the Controversy By John Courtney Murray in Theological Studies, March 1953

    Leo XIII: Separation of Church and State By John Courtney Murray in Theological Studies, June 1953

    Leo XIII: Two Concepts of Government By John Courtney Murray in Theological Studies, December 1953

    The Church and Totalitarian Democracy By John Courtney Murray in Theological Studies, December 1952

    The Common Good and the Socio-Economic Order By Gerald Kelly in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1952

    Contemporary Orientations of Catholic Thought on Church and State in the Light of History By John Courtney Murray in Theological Studies, June 1949

    St. Robert Bellarmine on the Indirect Power By John Courtney Murray in Theological Studies, December 1948

    The Church's Duty to Man's Earthly Happiness By J. Bluett in Theological Studies, June 1943

    Reconstruction from the Catholic Viewpoint By Catherine Quinlan. Scroll to page 43. The Catholic Charities Review, February 1919

    Does Government Control Mean the Servile State? By Rev. E. J. McCorkell. Scroll to page 108. The Catholic Charities Review, April 1919

    Does Government Control Mean the Servile State? By Rev. E. J, McCorkell. Scroll to page 141. The Catholic Charities Review, May 1919

    Anonymous Critics of the Bishops' Reconstruction Programme Editorial. Scroll to page 163. The Catholic Charities Review, June 1919

    Some Modern Programmes of Catholic Social Reform By Rowland M. Estcourt, PH.D. Scroll to page 206. The Catholic Charities Review, September 1919

    The Catholic Social Guild and Its Programme By Henry Somerville. Scroll to page 213. The Catholic Charities Review, September 1919

    Some Modern Programmes of Catholic Social Reform By Rowland M. Estcourt, Ph.D. Scroll to page 235. The Catholic Charities Review, October 1919

    The World Problem: Capital, Labor and the Church Book by Joseph Husslein, SJ, 1918

    The Church and Social Problems Book by Joseph Husslein, SJ, 1912

    Christ, the Church, and Man: An Essay on New Methods in Ecclesiastical Studies & Worship, with Some Remarks on a New Apologia for Christianity in Relation to the Social Question Book by Cardinal Capecelatro, 1909

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