9781570754852

Catholic Social Teaching : Our Best Kept Secret

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    9781570754852

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    1570754853

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-01
  • Publisher: Orbis Books

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Summary

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. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Edward P. DeBerri is a social justice activist who currently serves as a hospice chaplain and a spiritual director in upstate New York James E. Hug, S.J., is president of the Center of Concern in Washington, DC

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Part One: Historical Background
1(40)
Our Best Kept Secret
3(3)
An Evolving Social Message
6(8)
A Shifting Social Approach
14(4)
Major Lessons of Catholic Social Teaching
18(17)
Future Challenges
35(6)
Part Two: Documents to the Universal Church
41(88)
Introduction
43(2)
On the Condition of Labor (Retum Novarum). Encyclical Letter of Pope Leo XIII, 1891
45(3)
The Reconstruction of the Social Order (Quadragesimo Anno). Encyclical Letter of Pope Pius XI, 1931
48(5)
Christianity and Social Progress (Mater et Magistra). Encyclical Letter of Pope John XXIII, 1961
53(5)
Peace on Earth (Pacem in Terris). Encyclical Letter of Pope John XXIII, 1963
58(4)
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(5)
A Call to Action (Octogesima Adveniens). Apostolic Letter of Pope Paul VI, 1971
73(3)
Justice in the World. Statement of the Synod of Bishops, 1971
76(4)
Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi). Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Paul VI, 1975
80(4)
On Human Work (Laborem Exercens). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1981
84(4)
The Social Concerns of the Church (Sollicitudo Rei Socialis). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1988
88(8)
The Church and Racism. Statement of the Pontifical Justice and Peace Commission, 1988
96(3)
The Missionary Activity of the Church (Redemptoris Missio). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1990
99(4)
One Hundred Years (Centesimus Annus). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1991
103(9)
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1992
112(8)
The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae). Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1995
120(5)
Contribution to World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 2001
125(4)
Part Three: Documents to the Regional Churches
129(90)
Introduction
131(2)
North America
Brothers and Sisters to Us. Pastoral Letter of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States, 1979
133(3)
The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1983
136(6)
The Hispanic Presence: Challenge and Commitment. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1984
142(3)
Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy. Pastoral Letter of the United States Bishops, 1986
145(9)
To the Ends of the Earth. Pastoral Statement of the United States Bishops, 1986
154(4)
The Struggle against Poverty: A Sign of Hope in Our World. Pastoral Letter of the Canadian Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs, 1996
158(4)
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(6)
Central and Latin America
The Medellin Conference Documents. Second Meeting of the Latin American Episcopal Conference, 1968
168(4)
The Puebla Conference Document. Third Meeting of the Latin American Episcopal Conference, 1979
172(4)
To the People of God Journeying in Central America. Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of Central America, 2002
176(3)
Ethical and Gospel Imperatives for Overcoming Dire Poverty and Hunger. National Conference of the Bishops of Brazil, 2002
179(5)
Africa
Justice and Evangelization in Africa. Statement of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), 1981
184(4)
The Future Is Ours. Pastoral Letter by the Catholic Bishops of Zambia, 1992
188(3)
Economic Justice in South Africa. A Pastoral Statement of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, 1999
191(5)
Asia
Evangelization in Modern Day Asia. First Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 1974
196(3)
Journeying Together toward the Third Millennium. Statement of Fifth Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 1990
199(4)
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(4)
Australia
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(4)
Europe
The Common Good and the Catholic Church's Social Teaching. Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, 1996
211(8)
Part Four: Study Guides
219(16)
Suggested Uses
221(2)
Discussion Questions
223(10)
Where to Find the Documents
233(2)
Bibliography 235

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