Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions
Reflections of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Also includes the Summary Report of the Task Force on Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Education
Order additional copies of this document to distribute in schools, parishes, dioceses, universities, seminaries, and other settings. The U.S. bishops stress the importance of incorporating Catholic social teaching into Catholic educational programs. Exploring how the Catholic community can better share the Church's social justice tradition, the document highlights the major themes of Catholic social teaching and provides recommendations for incorporating it in all forms of Catholic education and formation. 1998.
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No. 5-281, 36 pp., $2.95
Spanish edition anticipated.
Called to Global Solidarity
International Challenges for U.S. Parishes
This resource manual is designed for parishes and other organizations in the Catholic community that seek to live out the Holy Father's call to solidarity with our brothers and sisters throughout the world. It contains the statement of the U.S. bishops Called to Global Solidarity, plus suggestions for implementation. 1998.
English: No. 5-118, 48 pp., $5.95
Spanish: No. 5-119, 56 pp., $5.95
A Century of Social Teaching
A Common Heritage, A Continuing Challenge
The U.S. bishops commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Rerum Novarum with this brief statement, popular in tone and intended for use in parishes, schools, organizations, and small-group settings. 1991.
No. 379-5, 16 pp., $0.70
The Challenge of Peace
God's Promise and Our Response
The powerful, thought-provoking pastoral of the U.S. Catholic bishops on nuclear weapons and the arms race. 1983.
No. 863-0, 142 pp., $3.95
Communities of Salt and Light
Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish
This U.S. bishops' statement presents seven elements of the social mission of parishes as a framework for planning and assessing that ministry. 1994.
English: No. 701-4, 24 pp., $1.95
Spanish: No. 724-3, 24 pp., $1.95
Communities of Salt and Light: Parish Resource Manual
This practical, hands-on resource for acting on the bishops' statement provides the text, assessment tools, model, and a variety of resources for parishes to integrate Catholic social teaching into every aspect of parish life. Developed by the U.S. bishops' Department of Social Development and World Peace. 1994.
No. 702-2, 52 pp., $5.95
Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes)
This document from the Second Vatican Council examines the role of the People of God in their personal lives and in how they relate to humankind, the Church's impact on today's society, the development of culture, and the concerns present in both contemporary economic and social life. 1965.
No. 015-X, 138 pp., $6.95
Contemporary Catholic Social Teaching
This compendium contains Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Rerun Novarum (On the Condition of Workers) and the two documents that have rephrased that message over the last century, Pius XI's Quadragesimo Anno (On Reconstructing the Social Order) and the U.S. bishops' A Century of Social Teaching. 1991.
No. 401-5, 120 pp., $4.95
General Directory for Catechesis
This successor to the 1971 General Catechetical Directory has been revised by the Congregation of the Clergy in light of the significant documents regarding catechesis produced in the last thirty years. The new Directory includes a general definition of catechesis and its goals and essential elements, along with guidelines for drafting national catechisms and catechetical directories. Preface by Archbishop Darνo Castrillσn Hoyos, pro-prefect, and Archbishop Crescenzio Sepe, secretary, of the Congregation for the Clergy. 1998.
English: No. 5-225, 300 pp., $19.95
Spanish: No. 5-226, 300 pp., $19.95
Global Solidarity (Videotape)
A Framework for Parishes
A compelling and concise video version of the bishops' statement Called to Global Solidarity, designed for use by parish councils, social concerns committees, education programs, and other groups wishing to explore church teaching on global solidarity. 1998.
Video: No. 5-272, 14 minutes, $14.95
The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae)
On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life
Reaffirming the "greatness and inestimable value of human life," Pope John Paul II discusses in this encyclical letter the present-day legal, ethical, and moral threats to life. 1995.
English: No. 316-7, 196 pp., $7.95
Spanish: No. 317-5, 196 pp., $7.95
The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace
A Reflection of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Tenth Anniversary of "The Challenge of Peace"
The U.S. bishops confront the trend to isolationism in U.S. foreign policy and acknowledge the importance of nonviolence. The document addresses the just-war theory, humanitarian intervention, deterrence, conscientious objection, and the development of peoples. 1994.
English: No. 705-7, 28 pp., $2.95
Spanish: No. 706-5, 28 pp., $2.95
Instruction on the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests
Focuses attention on the value of the teachings and writings of the church fathers, especially within the course study of seminaries and educational institutions. Offers rationale and a practical curriculum methodology. From the Congregation for Catholic Education. 1989.
No. 345-0, 36 pp., $3.25
On Catholic Universities (Ex Corde Ecclesiae)
Pope John Paul II's apostolic constitution focuses on the role and duties of Catholic higher education today and addresses the identity and mission of the Catholic university. 1990.
No. 399-X, 56 pp., $3.95
On the Development of Peoples
Pope Paul VI addresses the Church's efforts to free all people from the hardships of hunger, poverty, endemic disease, and ignorance. 1967.
No. 260-8, 50 pp., $2.95
On the Family (Familiaris Consortio)
Pope John Paul II's apostolic exhortation addresses the role of the family in society as a believing and evangelizing community, in dialogue with God and at the service of all. 1981.
No. 833-9, 93 pp., $5.95
On Human Work (Laborem Exercens)
Pope John Paul II focuses on "the dignity and rights of those who work." Drawing on biblical teaching and Catholic social thought he discusses just remuneration for work, the rights of labor unions, the rights and responsibilities of management, roles of women, multinational corporations, disabled workers, and other labor questions. 1981.
No. 825-8, 62 pp., $3.95
On Social Concern (Sollicitudo Rei Socialis)
Pope John Paul II's encyclical letter commemorates the twentieth anniversary of Pope Paul VI's Populorum Progressio and reaffirms the continuity of the Church's teaching on social doctrine. 1987.
No. 205-5, 104 pp., $5.95
On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum (Centesimus Annus)
Pope John Paul II addresses the state of economic systems throughout the world, commenting on capitalism and the demise of communism. 1991.
No. 436-8, 116 pp., $5.95
Peace on Earth (Pacem in Terris)
Pope John XXIII's landmark encyclical letter promotes universal peace in truth, justice, charity, and liberty. 1963.
No. 342-6, 53 pp., $3.95
Putting Children and Families First
A Challenge for Our Church, Nation, and World
The U.S. bishops stress the need for national policy decisions that address protecting the lives of children, economic help for families, helping families at work, families and discrimination, meeting children's basic needs, divorce and child support, and broader cultural forces. 1992.
No. 469-4, 24 pp., $1.95
Redeemer of Man (Redemptor Hominis)
Pope John Paul II's first encyclical explores the relationship between the mystery of redemption in Jesus Christ and human dignity. 1979.
No. 003-6, 100 pp., $6.95
Renewing the Earth
An Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching
The U.S. bishops call on Catholics to reflect on and to discuss environmental problems, including global warming; depletion of the ozone layer; deforestation; and toxic and nuclear waste. 1992.
No. 468-6, 20 pp., $1.95
Salt and Light (Videotape)
A valuable resource for parish social ministry, outlining the challenges of the bishops' statement on the social mission of the parish and ways parishes can respond. From the U.S. bishops' Department of Social Development and World Peace. 1993.
Video: No. 703-0, 14 minutes, $24.95
Tenth Anniversary Edition of "Economic Justice for All"
Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy
Includes the follow-up document A Decade After Economic Justice for All as well as A Catholic Framework for Economic Life approved by the U.S. bishops in November 1996. The U.S. bishops urge individuals and institutions to work for a greater justice based on Scripture, church teaching, and ethical norms. 1997.
English: No. 5-135, 160 pp., $7.95
Spanish: No. 5-136, 176 pp., $7.95
To Teach as Jesus Did
A Pastoral Message on Catholic Education
The U.S. bishops discuss educational ministry to people of all ages and encourage planning and collaboration in developing educational programs. The publication includes study questions. 1972.
No. 063-X, 58 pp., $3.95
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