As Catholics, we have a valuable resource in Catholic social teaching that gives us principles and themes to use as we analyze economic life in the light of our faith and respond in ways that promote the dignity of all.
On this Web site, you’ll find a wide range of resources on Catholic teaching on economic life
All economic life should be shaped by moral principles. Economic choices and institutions must be judged by how they protect or undermine the life and dignity of the human person, support the family, and serve the common good.
A Catholic Framework for Economic Life
Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth)
Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict’s third encyclical, is a call to see the relationship between human and environmental ecologies and to link charity and truth in the pursuit of justice, the common good, and authentic human development. In doing so, the pope points out the responsibilities and limitations of government and the private market, challenges traditional ideologies of right and left, and calls all men and women to think and act anew.
We are making resources available to help ministry leaders and individuals explore and promote the Holy Father's teaching letter.
Two photos in the page banner, of the construction workers and the security guard, courtesy Laura Sikes/Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va. Used by permission.
These short audio Podcasts illustrate principles of
Catholic Teaching on economic life
The Impact on Economic Life in Rural Wash. State (6:05)
Bishop William S. Skylstad, Spokane
A Catholic Framework for Economic Life (10:43)
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Winds of Change