Educational resources for parents on faith, parenting, and the
Catholic social tradition
Notes from presentations
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:
Copeland, Shawn. “Black theology and a legacy of oppression.” America, Jun. 2014.
Gehring, John. “The ‘Seamless Garment’ Makes a Comeback: Standing Up for a Broader ‘Prolife’ Movement.” Commonweal, Jan 2018.
Groody, Daniel. “Deporting the Heart: Unaccompanied child migrants and the globalization of indifference.” America, Sep 2014.
McCabe, Megan. “Create in Me A Just Heart: Treating pornography as a structure of sin.” America, Feb 2016.
Jacobs, Brianne. “What does Catholic social teaching tell us about sexual harassment?” America, Feb. 2018.
Massingale, Bryan N. “Racism is a sickness of the soul. Can Jesuit spirituality help us heal?” America, Nov. 2017.
Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century Center - Full online archive of C21 Resources issues
Resources on immigration
Justice for Immigrants, initiative of the USCCB
Heyer, Kristin. “A Catholic Ethic for Immigration.” Health Progress, July-August 2017.
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.