Catholic Social Documents


THE MAJOR UNIVERSAL DOCUMENTS
Rerum Novarum (1891) On the Condition of Workers Pope Leo XIII

Quadragesimo Anno (1931) On the Reconstruction of the Social Order Pope Pius XI

Mater et Magistra (1961) Christianity and Social Progress Pope John XXIII

Pacem in Terris (1963) Peace on Earth Pope John XXIII

Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Vatican II

Populorum Progressio (1967) On the Development of Peoples Pope Paul VI

Octogesima Adveniens (1971) Call to Action Pope Paul VI

Octogesima Adveniens (1971) Call to Action Pope Paul VI

Justitia in Mundo (1971) Justice in the World Synod of Bishops

Justitia in Mundo (1971) Justice in the World Synod of Bishops

Laborem Exercens (1981) On Human Work Pope John Paul II

Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (1967) On Social Concern Pope John Paul II

Centesimus Annus (1991) One Hundred Years Pope John Paul II



OTHER UNIVERSAL DOCUMENTS

What Have You Done to Your Homeless Brother? Pontifical Commission Justice and Peace, 1987

World Hunger-A Challenge for All: Development in Solidarity Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", 1996

Towards a Better Distribution of Land Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 1997.

Refugees: A Challenge to Solidarity Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", 1992

On the Ecological Crisis Pope John Paul II, 1990


MAJOR CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS

Justice Latin American Bishops Medellin document, 1968.

Poverty in the Church Latin American Bishops Medellin document, 1968.

Peace Latin American Bishops Medellin document, 1968.

Brothers and Sisters to Us U.S. Bishops, 1979

Brothers and Sisters to Us U.S. Bishops, 1979

The Challenge of Peace U.S. Bishops, 1983

Economic Justice for All U.S. Bishops, 1986

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

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



OTHER CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS

A Decade after Economic Justice for All A Pastoral Message of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Tenth Anniversary of the Economic Pastoral, November, 1995.

Make Justice Your Aim Alabama Bishops on Poverty in Alabama, 1990.

This Land Is Home To Me 1975 pastoral letter issued by the bishops of Appalachia.
This Land Is Home To Me 1975 pastoral letter issued by the bishops of Appalachia.

At Home in the Web of Life A 1995 pastoral message on sustainable communities in Appalachia celebrating the 20th anniversary of This Land is Home to Me from the Catholic Bishops of Appalachia.


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