Catholic Social Teaching: Human Rights

USCCB on Human Rights

USCCB on Human Rights/Religious Liberty, Human Trafficking, Discrimination & Racism, Torture

Popes & Vatican on Human Rights

Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace, "Chapter 3, Section IV: Human Rights," Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2005)

Card. Renato Raffaele Martino, "Address at the 'Special Event' on the Realization of the Human Right to Food sponsored by F.A.O.," November 4, 2006

Other Resources on Human Rights

Notable quotations from Catholic social teaching on the theme of Human Dignity, Rights & Duties, Work & Workers Rights

David Hollenbach, Claims in Conflict - Retrieving and Renewing the Catholic Human Rights Tradition (1979)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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First Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama

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