Catholic Social Teaching

The Catholic Church has a rich history of social teaching. Catholic social teaching is based on:


CST 101 | 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series on the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. The video series is co-sponsored by the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services.

Videos will be released every few weeks in conjunction with notable events on the Church calendar.

CST 101 | Solidarity

Sr. Ruth Bolarte, director of Multi-Cultural Ministries, Diocese of Metuchen, N.J.; Sean Callahan, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services; and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, discuss Solidarity.


CST 101 | Rights and Responsibilities

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston; Bill O'Keefe, vice president of Government Relations and Advocacy for Catholic Relief Services; and Helen Alvaré, JD, professor of law at George Mason University, discuss rights and responsibilities.


CST 101 | Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Fr. James Martin, SJ, editor-at-large of America Magazine; Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis; Kerry Weber, managing editor of America Magazine; and Thomas Awiapo, global solidarity coordinator of Catholic Relief Services, discuss the option for the poor and vulnerable.


CST 101 | Call to Family, Community, and Participation

Lisa Hendey, founder of Catholicmom.com; Msgr. Ray East, pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Washington, D.C.; and Jonathan Reyes, executive director of the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, discuss the call to family, community, and participation.


CST 101 | Life and Dignity of the Human Person

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes, executive director of the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development; and Helen Alvaré, JD, professor of law at George Mason University, discuss the dignity of the human person and our right to life.


CST 101 | Care for God's Creation

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; Dr. Carolyn Woo, CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services; and Fr. James Martin, SJ, editor-at-large for America Magazine, discuss Care for God's Creation.


Parishes: Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive

HolyEngagedAliveLogoSpecial website helps parishes fully implement Bishop David Ricken's pastoral letter and its six pastoral focus areas. Includes:

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