Catholic Social Teaching

A home fallout shelter near Akron, Mich., captured by an unknown photographer in 1960. (National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency/(397-MA-2s-160)/[VENDOR # 125])
L. C. McHugh, S.J. April 05, 2019
Does Catholic social teaching permit you to mount a machine gun at the door of your family’s fallout shelter? In 1961, this was not an idle question.
With divided government, the budget debate from now through the start of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, and perhaps later, may become contentious as congressional committee hearings shape how tax dollars are spent.
Thomas More Garrett March 22, 2019
Kickstarter is one of a small but growing number of entities, known as “benefit corporations” or “public benefit corporations,” that are ushering in a new approach to business.
Vincent J. Miller March 22, 2019
Catholic social thought has much to teach us about how to balance our commitment to the common good with contemporary economic practices and structures.
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.