Educational Resources

  • Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church
    • This document is an authoritative articulation of Catholic Social Teaching.  It shows the interrelatedness of various life issues and social questions as well as peace and justice concerns.  Accessible and approachable for most Catholic adults, the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church should be available at any gathering where Catholic Social Teaching is advertised as a main focus.

  • “Catholics Confront Global Poverty”
    • “The goal of Catholics Confront Global Poverty is to educate and mobilize one million Catholics in the United States to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty.”
       
  • Poverty Cure
    • “PovertyCure is an international network of organizations and individuals seeking to ground our common battle against global poverty in a proper understanding of the human person and society, and to encourage solutions that foster opportunity and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that already fills the developing world.”
       
  • Just Faith Ministries
    • “JustFaith Ministries provides programs that transform people and expand their commitment to social ministry. Through these life-changing opportunities, members of a church or parish can study, explore and experience Christ’s call to care for the poor and vulnerable in a lively, challenging, multifaceted process in the context of a small faith community.”
       
  • Franciscans International
    • “Franciscans International is a non-governmental organization that voices concerns at the United Nations, with and on behalf of the most vulnerable, about justice, poverty and the planet.”
       
  • Franciscan Mission Service
    • FMS: Where lay people work for peace, justice, and hope. “As an international lay Franciscan mission program in North America, Franciscan Mission Service helps Catholics prepare to serve on two-year international, one-year domestic and short-term mission opportunities.  Missioners live a simple life in solidarity with their partners:  the poor and oppressed in Africa, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean.”
       
  • The World as our Neighbor
    • A six-part global justice reflection series from Catholic Relief Services and RENEW International.   Exploring pressing issues of our day through the lenses of prayer, scripture and Catholic Social Teaching.   These reflection guides are ideally suited for small faith-sharing groups.
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  • Papal Documents
  • Other Documents