Resources for Catholic Social Teaching

The Office for Social Justice offers a variety of presentations, workshops, and materials for your parish and social justice committee specifically on Catholic Social Teaching.  
OSJ provides helpful reflection and resource materials including:

One-page summary of the major themes
Two-page summary of the major themes 
A guide to “A Reflection/Action Process” 

Office for Social Justice's Two Feet of Justice Handout 
     USCCB - Two Feet Colored Handout
     USCCB - Two Feet Facilitator' Guide

Charity and Justice Discussion Guide
Charity and Justice: Bringing the Social Mission Together - A Two Session Reflection  

Topical Reflections on Social Justice Issues & Catholic Social Teaching
Contact OSJ for specific CST reflections on specific social justice topics or
Check out our issue resources on the social justice issue page.

OSJ also offers a variety of presentations and workshops to meet your parish or group needs in learning more about and engaging in conversations about Catholic Social Teaching.  You can also see some of our office’s signature presentations on Catholic Social Teaching and the Two Feet of Justice on YouTube.  These particular recorded presentations have been used now for over a decade, but the content and important background information on Catholic Social Teaching is as relevant as ever to the life of our faith communities.
If you’re interested in a more in-depth educational opportunity for your parish or another group, please contact OSJ directly.

Check out other great Resources for Catholic Social Teaching below:

Answers to 25 Questions about Catholic Social Teaching
Reading List on Catholic Social Teaching
95 Social Concerns Resources No Parish Should Be Without
CST: Bibliography and Resources


Links to Other Catholic Social Teaching Resources

Education for Justice website

Theology Library

The John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought
at the Univ. of St. Thomas Center of Concern site on Catholic Social Teaching

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

From Industrial Revolution to Electronic Revolution: The Postmodern Challenge to Catholic Social Thought in the Catholic University

Catholic Social Teaching and Poverty Eradication: Key Concepts and Issues by Peter Henriot, S.J.

Crucified Between Two Thieves: Catholic Social Teaching vs. Right and Left
Article by Anthony Basile Ph.D in the January '98 issue of Culture Wars.

Latin American Economics and Catholic Social Teaching
About a dozen articles from the Houston Catholic Worker

The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching on the International Labor Organization by Gil McLean

Catholic Social Teaching -Social Action Office in Queensland, Australia

Catholic Social Teaching - an extended bibliography by Gerald Daring

Follow these links to find social teaching resources on specific social justice issues.
(Courtesy of Jerry daring’s collection of links at Theology Library.)
Capital Punishment
Human Rights
Racial Justice
Third World Debt
Women and Justice

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