The Catholic - Labor Network

 (Updated: August 29, 2011)

 Documents & Articles which concern Catholic and Labor Issues

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Church Documents Related to Labor and Economic Issues

Besides the Papal Social Encyclicals, the Catholic Church has addressed issues of working people and economic justice during the Second Vatican Council and in pastoral letters and messages from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In these section of the Catholic-Labor Network we will try to list an up-to-date collection of fundamental documents and resources.  It will be updated as new documents are issued.

Documents from the Second Vatican Council

 Pastoral Constitution: On the Church in the Modern World: Gaudium Spes (December 7, 1965)

Speeches and Homilies of the Holy Father

 Pacem in Terris: A Permanent Commitment: Pope John Paul II address on the World Day of Peace 2003
(January 1, 2003)

Pope John Paul II's Statement to President Bush (July 23, 2001)
President George W. Bush's Statement to Pope John Paul II (July 23, 2001)

The Holy Father's Address to Business and Trade Union Leaders on the Ethical Dimensions of the Global Economy - May 2, 2000

 Jubilee of Workers: Greetings of the Holy Father after Mass - May 1, 2000

 Address to the Members of the Vatican Foundation "Centessimus Annus - Pro Pontifice" - May 9, 1998

Jesus Image

National Conference of Catholic Bishops & United States Catholic Conference Documents 

Catholic Conference of Kentucky

Just Work: A Pastoral Letter About Work and Justice

Catholic Committee of the South

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