Church Teachings - Catholic Social Teaching

 

    A Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church
        The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace's Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, which, according to the request received from Pope John Paul II, was drawn up in order to give a concise but complete overview of the Church's social teaching.
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Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth)
      Pope Benedict XVI's 2009 Encyclical on the Social Teachings of the Church. Helpful guidance for finding answers to the social, economic and moral questions of the contemporary world in a search for truth.
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Centesimus Annus (The Hundredth Year)
      Pope John Paul II's 1991 encyclical on the hundredth anniversary of Rerum Novarum.
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Deus Caritus Est (God Is Love)
      Pope Benedict XVI's 2005 Encyclical Letter On God's Love
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   Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life
        Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's 2002 statement on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life.
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Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)
      Pope John Paul II's 1995 Encyclical Letter on the Gospel of Life.
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Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason)
      Pope John Paul II's 1998 encyclical on the relationship between faith and reason.
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Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life)
      Pope Paul VI's 1968 Encyclical Letter On Human Life.
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   Libertas Praestantissimum (The Nature of True Liberty)
         Pope Leo XIII's 1888 encyclical on the nature of true liberty, laws, and sin of liberalism.
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Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth)
      Pope John XXIII's 1963 encyclical on establishing universal peace in truth, justice, charity, and liberty.
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Quadragesimo Anno (After Forty Years)
      Pope Pius XI's 1931 encyclical on the reconstruction of the social order and a reflection forty years after Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum Novarum.
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Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor)
      Pope Leo XIII's 1891 encyclical on capital and labor.
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