Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret

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A classic overview of the history of the Catholic Church's social teaching for students, teachers, lay people, and clergy. It presents outlines of both recent and historic key documents.
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Overview

A classic overview of the history of the Catholic Church's social teaching for students, teachers, lay people, and clergy. It presents outlines of both recent and historic key documents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570754852
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,310,642
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Historical Background 1
1 Our Best Kept Secret 3
2 An Evolving Social Message 6
3 A Shifting Social Approach 14
4 Major Lessons of Catholic Social Teaching 18
5 Future Challenges 35
Pt. 2 Documents to the Universal Church 41
1 On the Condition of Labor (Rerum Novarum). Encyclical Letter of Pope Leo XIII, 1891 45
2 The Reconstruction of the Social Order (Quadragesimo Anno). Encyclical Letter of Pope Plus XI, 1931 48
3 Christianity and Social Progress (Mater et Magistra). Encyclical Letter of Pope John XXIII, 1961 53
4 Peace on Earth (Pacem in Terris). Encyclical Letter of Pope John XXIII, 1963 58
5 The Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes). Second Vatican Council, 1965 62
6 The Development of Peoples (Populorum Progressio). Encyclical Letter of Pope Paul VI, 1967 68
7 A Call to Action (Octogesima Adveniens). Apostolic Letter of Pope Paul VI, 1971 73
8 Justice in the World. Statement of the Synod of Bishops, 1971 76
9 Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi). Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Paul VI, 1975 80
10 On Human Work (Laborem Exercens). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1981 84
11 The Social Concerns of the Church (Sollicitudo Rei Socialis). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1988 88
12 The Church and Racism. Statement of the Pontifical Justice and Peace Commission, 1988 96
13 The Missionary Activity of the Church (Redemptoris Missio). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1990 99
14 One Hundred Years (Centesimus Annus). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1991 103
15 The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1992 112
16 The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1995 120
17 Contribution to World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 2001 125
Pt. 3 Documents to the Regional Churches 129
18 Brothers and Sisters to Us. Pastoral Letter of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States, 1979 133
19 The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1983 136
20 The Hispanic Presence: Challenge and Commitment. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1984 142
21 Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1986 145
22 To the Ends of the Earth. Pastoral Statement of the United States Bishops, 1986 154
23 The Struggle against Poverty: A Sign of Hope in Our World. Pastoral Letter of the Canadian Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs, 1996 158
24 Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope. A Pastoral Letter Concerning Migration from the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States, 2003 162
25 The Medellin Conference Documents. Second Meeting of the Latin American Episcopal Conference, 1968 168
26 The Puebla Conference Document. Third Meeting of the Latin American Episcopal Conference, 1979 172
27 To the People of God Journeying in Central America. Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of Central America, 2002 176
28 Ethical and Gospel Imperatives for Overcoming Dire Poverty and Hunger. National Conference of the Bishops of Brazil, 2002 179
29 Justice and Evangelization in Africa. Statement of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), 1981 184
30 The Future Is Ours. Pastoral Letter by the Catholic Bishops of Zambia, 1992 188
31 Economic Justice in South Africa. A Pastoral Statement of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, 1999 191
32 Evangelization in Modern Day Asia. First Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 1974 196
33 Journeying Together toward the Third Millennium. Statement of Fifth Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 1990 199
34 A Renewed Church in Asia: A Mission of Love and Service. Final Statement of the Seventh Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 2000 203
35 A Milestone for the Human Family. Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Australia to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1998 207
36 The Common Good and the Catholic Church's Social Teaching. Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, 1996 211
Pt. 4 Study Guides 219
1 Suggested Uses 221
2 Discussion Questions 223
3 Where to Find the Documents 233
Bibliography 235
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