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Catholic social teaching: Solidarity means commitment to the common good

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we are far more interconnected than we previously imagined. To use the words of Martin...

Catholic social teaching: By practicing solidarity, we can be our neighbor’s...

Am I my brother's and sister's keeper? And who are my brothers and sisters? Just considering these two familiar questions gives us the essence...

Catholic social teaching: Cultivating the dignity of work and the rights...

Cultivating the vineyard of the Lord includes cultivating the lives of those who toil in the vineyard. God's vineyard is the entire earth, and...

Catholic social teaching: Work should be sacred space for people to...

For people who prefer to keep their job and their faith separate, the Catholic Church poses a massive challenge. Catholic teaching simply does not...

Catholic social teaching: Compassion should lead to action when helping the...

A man in our parish Bible study expressed his disinterest in the church's outreach programs to those in need. He capped off his little...

Catholic social teaching: Baltimore center exemplifies the preferential option for poor

Before the sun comes up, Steve Albright can typically be found starting his workday praying over a skillet on the stove. "God, please don't let...

Catholic social teaching on rights and responsibilities: The Holy Fathers speak...

The Catholic Church believes that every person is created in the "image of God." We are made in the image of a community of...

Catholic social teaching on rights and responsibilities: One person’s natural right...

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "the church's social teaching proposes principles for reflection; it provides criteria for judgment; it gives guidelines...

Catholic social teaching on community: We were meant to live, grow...

As Louisma Toussaint weighs babies and administers their vaccinations in her impoverished Caribbean Sea country of Haiti, she's also carrying out a vital mission...

Catholic social teaching on community: Remember that we are one body...

For so many reasons, 2020 has been a rough year. The COVID-19 pandemic has many asking how much longer we can endure the physical...

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