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Catholic Social Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans

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Catholic Social Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans

Educational Handouts and Resource Links


Two Feet of Social Action

Parish Emergency Resource Guide

CST Power Point Presentation

Our Catholic Faith in Action Campus Web Site (USCCB)

CRS Global Educational Resources

Education for Justice

Lesson Plans and Resources


Institute for Peace and Justice, Family and K-12 Resources

USCCB Lesson Plans

Faithful Citizenship Elementary Lesson Plans

Faithful Citizenship High School Lesson Plans

Activities for Youth Ministers

Test Your Social Justice IQ


Reading List on Catholic Social Teaching

Introductory Works

Catholic Social Teaching and Movements, Marvin L. Krier Mich (Twenty-third Publications, Mystic, CT; 1998)

Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret, Peter Henroit, Edward DeBerri, Michael Schultheis, (Orbis Books; Maryknoll, NY; 1992.)

Living Justice : Catholic Social Teaching in Action, Thomas Massaro, S. J. (Sheed and Ward, 2000.)

Responses to 101 Questions on Catholic Social Teaching, Kenneth R. Himes O.F.M. (Paulist Press, 2001)

Reference Books

Catholic Social Thought: The Documentary Heritage, David J. Obrien and Thomas A. Shannon, ed. (Orbis Books; Maryknoll, NY; 1995.)

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2004

Proclaiming Justice and Peace: Papal Documents from Rerum Novarum through Centesimus Annus, Michael Walsh and Brian Davies, ed., (Twenty-Third Publications, Mystic, Conn., 1991.)

The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought, Judith Dwyer, ed., (The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minn., 1994.)

CST Formation Programs

JustFaith Program: Parish Program for Justice Formation and Action

Social Ministry Certificate Program

Contact Information

Coordinator, Office for Life and Justice

Coordinator, Rachel's Vineyard Retreat 

Coordinator, CRS/CCHD 

Meg Bowerman
Coordinator, JustFaith Ministries - Volunteer

Patrick Shandonay
Coordinator, CRS Ethical Trade Ministry - Volunteer

Coordinator, Detention Ministry 

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