Topics in Catholic Social Thought
This sampling of resources published after 2000 highlight some of the ways Catholic social thought has been applied to specific social issues.
- Allman, Mark J., ed. 2012. The Almighty and the Dollar: Reflections on Economic Justice for All. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic.
- Bailey, James. 2010. Rethinking Poverty: Income, Assets, and the Catholic Social Justice Tradition. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
- Massaro, Thomas, S.J. 2007. United States Welfare Policy: A Catholic Response. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
- Twomey, Gerald. 2005.The Preferential Option for the Poor in Catholic Social Thought From John XXIII to Paul III. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
- Coleman, John, S.J. 2015. “The Church, Climate Change, and Creation Care.” In Erin Brigham, ed. The Church in the Modern World: Fifty Years after Gaudium et Spes, 127-140. Lanham, MD: Lexington.
- Winright, Tobias. 2011. Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic.
Human rights and development
- Coleman, John and W.F. Ryan, eds. 2005. Globalization and Catholic Social Thought: Present Crisis, Future Hope. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
- Clark, Meghan J. 2014. The Vision of Catholic Social Thought: The Virtue of Solidarity and the Praxis of Human Rights. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.
- Hollenbach, David, S.J., ed. 2010. Driven from Home: Protecting the Rights of Forced Migrants. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
- Hollenbach, David and Thomas A. Shannon. “A Balancing Act: Catholic Teaching on the Church’s Rights—and the Rights of All.” America, 206, no. 7 (March 5, 2012): 23-26.
- Pilaro, Franklin, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Maria Clara Bingemer and Sarojini Nadar, eds. 2015. Globalization and the Church of the Poor. London: SCM Press.
- Appleby, J. Kevin and Todd Scribner, eds. 2013. On “Strangers No Longer:” Perspectives on the Historic U.S.-Mexican Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Migration. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.
- Groody, Daniel. 2007. Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration. New York: Orbis Press.
- Heyer, Kristin. 2012. Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration. Georgetown University Press, Moral Traditions Series.
- Heyer, Kristin. “Reframing Displacement and Membership: Ethics of Migration,” Theological Studies 73.1 (March 2012): 188-206.
- Heyer, Kristin. “Social Sin and Immigration: Good Fences make Bad Neighbors,” Theological Studies 71.2 (June 2010): 410-436.
- O’Neill, William. “A Little Common Sense: The Ethics of Immigration in Catholic Social Teaching.” American Journal of Economics & Sociology Vol. 71 Issue 4 (Oct 2012): 988-1003.
- Duffy, Gavan. 2008. Labour and Justice: The Worker in Catholic Social Teaching. Herefordshire, England: Gracewing.
- O’Brien, John. 2004. George G. Higgins and the Quest for Worker Justice: The Evolution of Catholic Social Thought in America. Lanham, MD.
- Quigley, William. “The Living Wage and Catholic Social Thought.” America (August 28, 2006).
- Allman, Mark and Tobias Winright. 2010. After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
- McElroy, Robert. “War Without End.” America Vol. 204 Issue 5 (February 21, 2011): 10-13.
- McCarthy, Eli Sasaran. 2012. Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers: A Virtue Ethic for Catholic Social Teaching and U.S. Policy. Wipf & Stock.
Politics and the Common Good
- Hamm, Dennis and Gail S. Risch, eds. “Faithful Citizenship: Principles and Strategies that Serve the Common Good,” Journal of Religion & Society (2008).
- Hollenbach, David J. 2002. The Common Good and Christian Ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Korzen, Chris, Alexia Kelley and Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., eds. 2008. A Nation for All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can Save America from the Politics of Division. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons.