Parent Resources

Educational resources for parents on faith, parenting, and the Catholic social tradition


Notes from presentations

February 11, 2018 - Living What We Believe (Kristin Heyer) 

Websites, blogs, and articles

Official documents of the Catholic Church

  • Gaudium et Spes - Important Vatican II document on the relationship of the Church to the wider world

  • Amoris Laetitia - Apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis on love in the family

  • Laudato Si’ - Encyclical from Pope Francis on care for our common home

USCCB Website: Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Ignatian Solidarity Network

America Magazine and Commonweal both offer thoughtful takes on the Catholic tradition and current issues. The following is a small sample of recent articles. We encourage you to browse these periodicals for a sense of the variety of perspectives offered:


Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century Center - Full online archive of C21 Resources issues

Resources on immigration


Boyle, Gregory SJ. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Free Press, 2011

Greg Boyle, SJ is the founder of Homeboy Industries, an organization that works with formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated individuals in Los Angeles

Brigham, Erin M. See Judge Act: Catholic Social Teaching and Service Learning. Anselm Academic, 2013.

Collier, Elizabeth and Charles Strain. Global Migration: What’s Happening, Why, and a Just Response, Anselm Academic and Catholic Relief Service, 2017.

Gaillardetz, Richard. By What Authority: A Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful. Liturgical Press, 2003.

Keenan, James SJ. Moral Wisdom, 3rd ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016.

Keenan, James SJ. The Works of Mercy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017.

Mich, Marvin L. Krier. The Challenge and Spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching, Revised Edition. Orbis Books, 2011.

Massaro, Thomas SJ. Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015.