Over the years, the Catholic bishops of the United States have taught repeatedly about the moral dimensions of economic life, including in their landmark pastoral letter on the U.S. economy called Economic Justice for All. It challenged our nation to put concern for the poor and vulnerable and pursuit of the common good at the center of our economic life.
To help Catholics easily become familiar with Catholic teaching on economic life, the bishops have offered a brief ten-point summary of Catholic teaching on the economy titled A Catholic Framework for Economic Life. They have called on the Catholic community to share these ten principles as broadly as possible.
As Catholics, we have a valuable resource in Catholic social teaching. In this section of the Web site, you’ll find a wide range of resources on Catholic teaching on economic life for: