Links to Catholic Social Teaching Websites
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Links to Catholic Social Teaching Websites
The following websites provide documents that are relevant to Catholic Social Teaching.

The Social Justice “Canon” which contains a listing of most of the documents issued by the Magisterium (papal social encyclicals and episcopal statements) can be accessed at“Canon”.

The Social Doctrine of the Church particularly the principles of Catholic Social Teaching can be accessed at

Catechetical materials on Catholic Social Teaching and related subjects can be accessed at

Papal Social Encyclicals
from Pope Leo XIII to Pope John Paul I are available online at the following two websites: and (enter the name of the Pope and a listing of his encyclicals will be offered).

Readings produced by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace can be accessed at

Readings produced by the Pontifical Council for the Family can be accessed at or (enter “Vatican Congregations”, then enter “Pontifical Council for the Family”).

Readings produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops can be accessed at (enter “Catholic Social Teaching, Domestic Issues, Faithful Citizenship, Governmental Liaison, International Issues, Immigration, Migrants, Refugee and Immigration Policy”).

Readings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
can be accessed through a search mechanism at Please not that citations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church are for paragraphs and not pages. The “nn” that appears in the citations is an abbreviation in Latin and means paragraph. At the above site enter the paragraph numbers to be accessed.

Readings from Aquinas can be accessed at

For a very good collection of magisterial texts on Social Justice on the following topics:
The Nature of Catholic Social Teaching; The Human Person; The Family; The Social Order; The Role of the State; The Economy; Work and Wages; Poverty and Charity; The Environment; The International Community, see the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, The Social Agenda: A Collection of Magisterial Texts. This entire document (it is 225 pages) is available in a PDF format at

The following is a listing of websites where a large volume of literature dealing with the Catholic Social Tradition can be accessed.

Readings in Catholic Social Teaching can also be found at the following sites: (from the menu choose “Current Issues;” choose “Marriage and Family,” “Social Justice”) (from menu choose appropriate topic) (from “Site Index” choose “Universal Themes in Catholic Social Teaching,” “Catholic Social Teaching Doctrine,” “Documents”)
(from main website choose “Social Teaching Documents,” “Notable Quotations,” “Key Themes,” “Teacher Toolbox”)

Websites that provide information on Catholic Social Teaching and the Environment:
Office of Social Justice, Minneapolis & Saint Paul:

Villanova University, Resources regarding Catholic Social Teaching and Ecology:


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