Catholic Social Teachings


The work of Catholic Charities West Michigan is deeply rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Often referred to as the best kept secret of Catholicism, Catholic Social Teaching refers to a body of official writings issued by popes, bishops, and other prominent faith leaders.

Catholic Social Teaching Resources

Catholic Social Teaching videos:

  1. CST 101 Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  2. CST 101 Call to Family, Community and Participation 
  3. CST 101 Solidarity
  4. CST 101 Rights and Responsibilities
  5. CST 101 Care for God’s Creation
  6. CST 101 Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  7. CST 101 Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  8. Catholic Social Teaching Scripture Guide PDF
  9. Foundational documents on Catholic Social Teaching
  10. Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church