Catholic Social Teaching: Economy

See also Health Care, Poverty, Discrimination, International Development, Environment, Immigration, Family

USCCB on the Economy

By Topic: Housing, Labor, Budget, Social Security, Agriculture

"Solidarity at a Time of Economic Crisis" November 11, 2008.

"Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," November 2007

"For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food": Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers and Farmworkers, 2003

A Place at the Table: A Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and to Respect the Dignity of All God's Children, 2002

Economic Justice for All, 1986

See also "USCCB statements on poverty."

Papal Statements on the Economy

Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, December 25, 2005

John Paul II, Laborem Exercens, September 14, 1981

John Paul II, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, December 30, 1987

John Paul II, Centesimus Annus, May 1, 1991

Paul VI, Octogesima Adveniens, May 14, 1971

Paul VI, Populorum Progressio, March 26, 1967

John XXIII, Mater et Magistra, May 15, 1961

Pius XII, Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931

Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum, May 15, 1891

Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace

"Chapter 7: Economic Life," Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2005), #323-376

Other Resources

Notable quotations from Catholic social teaching on the themes of Charity and Justice, Free Markets, Types of Justice, Option for the Poor, State Role in Society, Taxation, Unions, Wages, Work and Workers' Rights


Thursday, September 21, 2017

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"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met.

"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

"On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."

First Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama


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