CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
Catholic Social Teaching (also known as Catholic Social Doctrine) sums up the teachings of the Church on social justice issues. It promotes a vision of a just society that is grounded in the Bible and in the wisdom gathered from experience by the Christian community as it has responded to social justice issues through history. These teachings are often expressed in formal teaching documents of the Church such as Papal Encyclicals, and in the pastoral letters of local Bishops.
The work of the ACSJC is based on Catholic Social Teaching and is a contribution to this living social justice tradition. Some of the key principles from Catholic Social Teaching are included in the ACSJC's Mandate.
A brief introduction to Catholic Social Teaching is provided on this site along with other resources for exploring this rich social justice tradition.