Catholic Social Teaching

Governor John Bel Edwards speaks at the opening session of the Louisiana Legislature in Baton Rouge on March 12. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, Pool)
Matt Malone, S.J. December 14, 2018
John Bel Edwards is bringing “common sense and compassion” to the governor's office in Louisiana. Is the pro-life Democrat a model for how his party can win Catholic voters nationwide?
Christopher Jolly Hale October 19, 2018
For decades, the U.S. church has gifted its public servants with the social teachings and magisterium of the church.
The Editors October 05, 2018
Two trends converged in Arkansas: reinforcing a stigma about receiving public assistance and using inefficient bureaucratic procedures to drive recipients off these assistance programs.
Brianne Jacobs October 01, 2018
Democratic socialism, this year’s political buzz phrase, follows the Catholic social teaching principle of people over profit. Its penchant for big solutions at the national level may not fit C.S.T. as neatly.
Robert George, a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University, suggested in a Sept. 20 talk that although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights doesn't mention this, its demand for respect for human dignity should even extend to the unborn.
Drew Christiansen, S.J. August 24, 2018
A. Alexander Stummvoll's new book is crucially important because until now, religion has been “the missing dimension in statecraft.”