The Revolution of Tenderness is the podcast of the Office for Social Justice of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. In its first episode Dr Sandie Cornish reflects on Catholic Social Teaching in the current world context. Dr Sandie Cornish shares reflections on Catholic Social Teaching in the current world context.… Read More »Join the Revolution of Tenderness
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching Documents
Because these Catholic social teaching documents are part of an evolving body of teaching, it is important to understand them in context. We offer brief introductions by Sandie Cornish to all the major international social encyclicals as well as links to the full text. We also provide commentaries and resource materials on the encyclicals.
Find Local Teachings
Local Bishops teach on social justice issues as well as the Pope. We invite you to discover the social teachings of Catholic Bishops from Asia and the Pacific. To help you find what you are looking for, there are sub-categories for different regions and specific countries. There is also a subcategory for teaching from the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences, known as the FABC.
Sources, Themes & Principles
Catholic Social Teaching Quotes
My students are often able to analyse particular social teaching documents, but when they are asked to offer critical reflection on a theme or issue in Catholic Social Teaching, they aren’t quite sure which documents to read. In addition to the tips that I offer in this podcast, you can… Read More »How to Find Teachings on Issues
Following the bombing of the Jolo Cathedral in Mindanao, the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines condemn violent extremism. They urge peace-loving Christians, Muslims and Indigenous peoples to join hands.
The rising cost of living and slow wages growth in Australia are combining to put pressure on many household budgets. Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen, Chair of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council expresses concern especially for low paid workers and families living in poverty. In his pastoral letter for… Read More »Just Wages Call on Feast of St Joseph the Worker
The season of Lent calls us to take stock of our lives. How well are we witnessing to our values and beliefs? Do they permeate every dimension of our lives, or do we, perhaps without thinking too much about it, bracket them from some parts of our lives? During the… Read More »Easter Eggs & Economic Justice
World Day of Peace 2018 Message from Pope Francis Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Peace 2018 focuses on migrants’ and refugees’ search for peace. Hunger or persecution drive some while the possibility of a life in which they can pursue their full human development draws others. All… Read More »World Day of Peace 2018