catholic social teaching

Pope Paul VI and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Steps Toward Racial Justice

Racial Justice and Social Peace

Justice and peace are words sometimes used to summarize the whole area of our faith called Catholic social teaching and action. They are what the protestors decrying the brutal death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis are chanting about. All want a harmonious society, but there can be no true peace without justice for all. As Pope St. Paul VI famously said in his message for the Day of Peace in 1972, “If you want peace, work for justice.” How do we do that?

Catholic Social Teaching

One Last New Year’s Resolution

Catholic Social Teaching

Reflections from a Soup Kitchen

Have you ever opened an empty refrigerator or opened the cupboard doors exposing only the vast bare darkness of emptiness, only to ask yourself where the food was going to come from to fill them. Have you ever had to worry about where you’re going to lay your head after a long day?

Catholic Social Teaching

St. Charles de Foucauld’s monastic vision of social concern

A fissure can often be observed between those in the Church who are concerned with social action and those who are devoted more to matters of prayer and doctrine. Yet Christianity embraces both these tendencies in her teaching; they flow from the same rock, Jesus Christ.

Catholic Social Teaching Corner: Fr. Daniel, the Lion

Paschal Reflections on Social Justice

CST Corner: Immigration

Catholic Social Teaching Corner: Conference in Hanover