Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching

Excellent resources for Catholic Social Teaching

Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis – An excellent resource on Catholic Social Teaching, particularly helpful to teachers. Outlining the major themes of:

  • Human Dignity
  • Community and the Common Good
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • Participation
  • Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
  • Stewardship of Creation
  • Solidarity
  • Role of Government
  • Promotion of Peace

Summary of Key Principles

Icon of 10 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching 10 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching (pdf, 120.8 KiB)

Australian Catholic Social Justice Council – for a Catholic perspective and social teachings with great articles like Indigenous employment: the most basic form of social justice.

Aboriginal Catholic life

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) has an active site.

Further reading on Catholic Social Justice

Discerning the Sign of the Times: Who owns Catholic Social Teaching and Who Should Own Up to It? Article by Noel Timms in Catholic Social Justice: Theological and Practical Explorations edited by Philomena Cullen, Bernard Hoose and Gerard Mannion Continuum, 2007

‘The Catholic Human Rights Tradition and the Rights of Indigenous peoples’ Sandy Cornish.

Australian Catholics: The Social Justice Tradition, Michael Hogan, North Blackburn: Collins Dove, 1993, p.1-25

‘Speaking for Country, Speaking for Self’ (Frank Brennan sj MCD Conference, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, 2010)

‘The Land Our Mother, The Church our Mother’ Pat Dodson in Compass

‘Social and Political Influences on Aboriginal Spirituality’ Frank Brennan sj in Interfaith Spirituality, THE WAY Supplement 78 Autumn 1993

‘Proclaiming Justice and Peace’ Michael Walsh and Brian Davies (eds) Twenty-third Publications, Mystic, CT 1991

‘The Catholic Church and Racism’ in Catholic Social Teaching and Movements (132-137)

‘Australian Aboriginal Catholic Women Seek Wholeness: Hearts are Still Burning’, Lee Miena Skye, in Pacifica 19, 2006, p. 283-307)

‘Leaving Culture at the Door: Aboriginal Perspectives on Christian Belief and Practice’ Patrick Dodson, Jacinta K.Elston and Brian McCoy, in Pacifica 19, No.3, October 2006, p.249-26.2

‘Pope John Paul ll and Reconciliation as Mission’ in Pacifica 19 (October 2006)

‘Reconciliation, Land Rights and Australian Activism in the Political Arena’ Dominic O’Sullivan, in Faith, Politics and Reconciliation, Adelaide: ATF Press, 2005, p.139-156

Graeme Mundine’s 2012 article (cf Justice Trends)

‘Moving the Way Forward’, Joan Henderson in Australian Catholic Record July ‘06

Bryan N. Massingale  Racial Justice and the Catholic Church  Orbis Books Maryknoll 2010 (p.75, 76, 208)

Marvin L. Krier Mich   The Challenge and Spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching  Orbis Books Maryknoll 2011