Explore the Spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching
The spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching reminds us that we meet God in the people, places, things, and events of this world. That is why spirituality is not just an individual or personal thing. Our spirituality touches relationships between groups in society and guides our response to social and ecological issues. This website focuses especially on the understanding and expression of Catholic Social Teaching in Asia Pacific today.
- Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching
- Key Principles
- Major International Documents
- Tips for Reading the Major Documents
Themes & Issues
An Option for the Poor
A preferential love for the poor and marginalised guides Catholic thinking and action for social justice. Learn more …
Migrants & Refugees
Social Sin & Structures of Sin
Find out what Catholic Social Teaching means by social sin and structures of sin – and how they are related to personal and communal responsibility for injustice. Learn more …
The Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The rights of Indigenous peoples are human rights. Learn more …
Ecology goes beyond care for the natural environment. It embraces the vast network of relationships between all that is. Learn more …
Civil Society & the State
Political authority exists to serve people and communities by organising and promoting the common good. Learn more …
The tradition is always developing, responding to the issues of our times – there is always more to know! Learn more here.
Asia Pacific Catholic Social Teaching
Did you know that local Bishops teach about social and ecological issues too? Find out what the Asia Pacific Bishops are saying here!