United States Catholic Bishops Documents

General Social Justice

Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice, November  1999
In All Things Charity: A  Pastoral Challenge for the New Millennium, November  1999
Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, June 1999
Communities of Salt and Light, November 1993

Politics and Citizenship

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, November  2007
Catholics in Political Life, June 2004

Criminal Justice System

A Culture of Life  and the Penalty of Death, November  2005
Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice, November 2000
A Good Friday Appeal to End the Death Penalty, April  1999
Statement on Capital Punishment, November 1980

Work, Economics and Poverty

Labor Day Statements Archive
“For I Was Hungry and You  Gave Me Food” Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers, and Farmworkers, December 2003
A Place at the Table: A Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and to Respect the Dignity of All  God’s Children, December 2002
A Jubilee Call  for Debt Forgiveness, April 1999
A Commitment to All  Generations: Social Security and the Common Good, May 1999
A Catholic Framework for Economic Life, November  1996
A Decade After Economic Justice for All, November 1995
Economic Justice for All, November 1986

International Relations and Immigration

Strangers No Longer, January 2003, Joint Statement from Bishops of the United States  and Mexico
Statement on Israeli-Palestinian Violence, March  2002
A Call to Solidarity with Africa, November 2001
Resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, June  2001
Called to Global Solidarity, November 1997


Global  Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good, June 2001
Renewing the Earth,  1991

War and Peace

A Pastoral Message: Living with  Faith and Hope After September 11, November  2001
Sowing Weapons of War, June 1995
The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace, November 1993
The  Challenge of Peace, 1983
Declaration on Conscientious Objection and Selective Conscientious Objection, October 1971

Dignity of the Human Person November 1998

Living the Gospel of Life, November 1998
Confronting a Culture of Violence, November 1994
When I call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women, September 1992
A Matter of Heart, November 1992
Brothers and Sisters to Us, 1979