Catholic Social Teaching Topics
Catholic Framework for Economic Life
The American Catholic Bishops, November 1996
Catholic Teachings on the Rights of Workers
A compilation of extracts from various encyclicals, pastoral statements and addresses dealing with the rights of workers.
A Pastoral Message of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Tenth Anniversary
of the Economic Pastoral, November 1995
"The challenge of this pastoral letter is not merely to think differently, but also to act differently. A renewal of economic life depends on the conscious choices and commitments of individual believers who practice their faith in the world. This letter calls us to conversion and common action, to new forms of stewardship, service, and citizenship. The completion of a letter such as this is but the beginning of a long process of education, discussion, and action."
On Church and Labor in New Jersey by Reverend Monsignor John J. Gilchrist
"The history of the Catholic Church in the United States would not be complete without the story of its long and close relationship with the Labor Movement. Although at times this relationship has gone through periods of neglect or even disagreement on both sides, there continues to perdure a mutual commitment to the rights of working men and women and to the dignity of labor."