The Jesuit Parish of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
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Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Come journey with us, from disciples to apostles
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:
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
Statements of the Jesuits and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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.