Catholic Social Teaching


PowerPoint Presentations by Christopher Ruff:

US Bishops – Overview of Catholic Social Teaching

The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasury of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society, and can be broken into seven themes:

1.      Life and Dignity of the Human Person
2.      Call to Family, Community and Participation
3.      Rights and Responsibilities
4.      Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
5.      The Dignity of Work, and the Rights of Workers
6.      Solidarity
7.      Care for God’s Creation

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Website

Foundational Catholic Social Teaching Documents

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

Busy Christian’s Guide to Catholic Social Teaching

A concise overview of the historical background behind the documents on Catholic Social Teaching.