Social Justice                                              


The Church has always stood for charity and justice. She has developed teachings regarding God’s will for living as a society. These teachings or social doctrine come from:

Some of the major encyclicals and pastorals letters from the modern era are:

All of the Church’s social teaching is rooted in the fundamental principal of the sacredness of human life and dignity of every individual.

For more information and resources that increase awareness of Catholic social teaching and offer opportunities to live out our Baptismal call to love God and our neighbor, see:



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