Social Justice Issues

Africa is a continent of hope and concern, filled with great potential yet tremendous sorrow wrought from years of conflict, poverty, and disease. Heeding the growing cries for help, this statement of the bishops calls on the Catholic community in the United States to stand in solidarity with the Church and the peoples of Africa, to support its courageous commitment to peace, to contribute its diverse talents to the cause of justice.

Product Code: 5-464 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-464-9

Pages: 32

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An anniversary pastoral message.

Product Code: 5-040 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-040-5

Pages: 16

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A Rosary for Peace: Revised Edition

A Rosary for Peace: Revised Edition

by USCCB Publishing
$3.95

Drawn from the Church's rich liturgical traditions, this radiant prayer book glows in the dark times of uncertainty for all who seek the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace. Including the joyful, sorrowful, luminous, and glorious mysteries, it is a comforting gift to students, teachers, volunteers, friends, and family.

Product Code: 5-571 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-571-4

Pages: 46

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Creado tanto para ministros ordenados como laicos en el nivel diocesano y parroquial, este nuevo documento de los Obispos de Estados Unidos nos desafía a prepararnos para recibir a los forasteros con un genuino espíritu de bienvenida, que les provea un puente para realizar el cruce de una cultura a otra. Un excelente recurso para comités de comunicaciones y de educación religiosa, seminarios, superintendentes escolares y todos los que deseen ayudar a promover la unidad en la diversidad.

Designed for both ordained and lay ministers at the diocesan and parish levels, this document challenges us to prepare to receive newcomers with a genuine spirit of welcome that provides a bridge for them to cross from one culture into another. Sidebars interspersed throughout the text provide examples of successful programs throughout this country. A wonderful resource for communications and religious education committees, seminaries, and school superintendents.

Product Code: 5-848 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-848-7

Pages: 80

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A bilingual prayer resource for Advent. Includes Advent prayers, Scripture references, reflections, and action items that address the plight of refugees and migrants

Author: Committee On Migration 
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A seven-week introduction to the seven themes of Catholic social teaching that can be used in a group faith-sharing format. Subsequent books are divided into six week sessions. Each week begins with a Gospel reading, followed by silent reflection time, a prepared reflection, discussion questions, and suggested actions.

Product Code: 5-856 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-856-2

Pages: 28

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A small prayer booklet structured around themes of Catholic social teaching with references to teachings from the Catechism on social justice. Includes a short prayer for each theme and can be used for individual prayer and reflection or with groups.

ISBN: 978-1-57455-261-4

Pages: 12

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Esta es la trascendental carta pastoral de los Obispos de EE.UU. en que promueven el debate y la acción contra el racismo, "un mal que perdura en nuestra sociedad y en nuestra Iglesia". La edición bilingue en inglés y español incluye también Por el amor recíproco: Mensaje especial en ocasión del décimo aniversario de Nuestros hermanos y hermanas.

This landmark pastoral letter promotes discussion and action against racism, "an evil which endures in our society and in our Church." The English/Spanish edition also includes For the Love of One Another: A Special Message on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of "Brothers and Sisters to Us."

Product Code: 653-0 
ISBN: 
978-1-55586-653-2

Pages: 32

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Los Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. afrontan su responsabilidad como pastores, preceptores y ciudadanos de contribuir al diálogo nacional sobre las implicancias étnicas del cambio climático. En esta declaración, los obispos buscan ofrecer una perspectiva distintivamente religiosa y moral a lo que es necesariamente una complicada discusión científica, económica, moral y política. Los obispos creen que la respuesta al cambio climático global debe ser un signo de su respeto por la creación de Dios.

At its core, global climate change is not about economic policy or political theory. It is about the future of God's creation, about our stewardship of the "earth that is the Lord's" and our responsibility to those who come after. In this statement, the bishops open a new avenue of dialogue in the sometimes convoluted discussions about global warming, offering a distinctively religious and moral perspective on the need for environmental protection as a sign of respect for God's creation.

Product Code: 5-855 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-855-5

Pages: 32

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Un manual de reflexión para trabajadores migrantes adultos sobre la vida sacramental

Bilingual reflection manual for adult migrant workers based on the sacramental life.

Product Code: 5-030 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-030-6

Pages: 44

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Pope Benedict XVI shares his thoughts on social justice.

Product Code: 7-806 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-806-4

Pages: 94

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Charity in Truth: Caritas in Veritate

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

In Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate), Pope Benedict XVI offers an ethical analysis of the global economic crisis and a moral framework on how to move forward as one human family. He challenges each of us to put charity and truth, justice and the common good at the heart of our economic choices and everyday lives

By author: Pope Benedict XVI 
Product Code: 
7-049 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-049-5

Pages: 93

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Communities of Salt and Light

by USCCB Publishing
$3.95

Bishops' statement for pastors and parish leaders seeking to strengthen parish social ministry. Presents seven elements of the social mission of parishes as a framework for planning and assessing that ministry.

Product Code: 5-764 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-764-0

Pages: 32

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"'Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church' is an invaluable resource for teachers of Catholic Social Teaching, and for those who direct programs of Christian Service."--Anthony Pogorelc in Momentum

"The 'Compendium' is not only a comprehensive new edition gathering Catholic doctrine relating to social work. With recurring references to moral issues raised by advances in medicine, globalization, and other contemporary matters, it carries these principles into today's world and its central social developments."--Midwest Book Review

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, a unique, unprecedented document in the history of the Church, serves as a tool to inspire and guide the faithful, who are faced with moral and pastoral challenges daily. It is divided into five sections: an introduction, three parts, and a conclusion entitled "For a Civilization of Love." The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church is a must-have resource for leaders of social ministry at the diocesan and parish level as well as those in religious education, schools, and youth and young adult ministry.

Product Code: 5-923 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-923-1

Pages: 608

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"'Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church' is an invaluable resource for teachers of Catholic Social Teaching, and for those who direct programs of Christian Service."--Anthony Pogorelc in Momentum

"The 'Compendium' is not only a comprehensive new edition gathering Catholic doctrine relating to social work. With recurring references to moral issues raised by advances in medicine, globalization, and other contemporary matters, it carries these principles into today's world and its central social developments."--Midwest Book Review

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, a unique, unprecedented document in the history of the Church, serves as a tool to inspire and guide the faithful, who are faced with moral and pastoral challenges daily. It is divided into five sections: an introduction, three parts, and a conclusion entitled "For a Civilization of Love." The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church is a must-have resource for leaders of social ministry at the diocesan and parish level as well as those in religious education, schools, and youth and young adult ministry.

Product Code: 5-692 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-692-6

Pages: 480

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Concluding Document--Aparecida

by USCCB Publishing
$9.95

The Concluding document of the Fifth Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean represents the reflection of the bishops and their call to the people of the continent to live the faith as missionary disciples. Building on John Paul II's encyclical Ecclesia in America and other Church documents, the bishops of Latin America call all disciples in Christ to a "continental mission" and a New Evangelization that reaches urban and rural areas as well as all aspects of political, ethnic, cultural, economic, and social life.

Product Code: 653-7

Pages: 201

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Dignidad del ser humano (III)

by USCCB Publishing
$0.95

Focuses on the dignity of the human person by enabling participants to reflect on subthemes such as "the source of life," "dignity of the human person," "human dignity and human rights," "empowerment," and "the wonder of human life."

Product Code: 5-850 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-850-0

Pages: 24

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Dignity of the Human Person

by USCCB Publishing
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Focuses on the dignity of the human person by enabling participants to reflect on subthemes such as "the source of life," "dignity of the human person," "human dignity and human rights," "empowerment," and "the wonder of human life."

Product Code: 5-190 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-190-7

Pages: 28

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This document identifies some doctrinal principles for Catholics to use as they participate in political debate and the democratic process, whether as church leaders, politicians, or voters

Product Code: 5-550 
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978-1-57455-550-9

Pages: 16

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Pope Benedict XVI meditates on the environment, how it connects us together, and how it supports sustainable development and wise and fair cultivation of natural resources that become part of the social, cultural, and religious fabric of the various communities

Product Code: 7-305 
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978-1-60137-305-2

Pages: 41

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A comprehensive parish resource that includes the 2001 pastoral statement on environmental justice, Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue and Prudence and the Common Good, and additional information Catholics can use to better understand the important connections between our faith and the environment, and the urgency of addressing the moral and human dimensions of climate change. The book includes color illustrations, suggestions for prayer, liturgy and for homilists as well as a CD for electronic viewing, printing and distribution at parish gatherings.

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In these thoughtful reflections, the bishops illuminate the pressing issue of food and agriculture in the world today, bringing greater understanding to the political costs of the shrinking farm, the social costs of global hunger, and the ecological costs of unchecked land practices-and how these issues are connected to the Catholic faith. The work offers a moral framework for agricultural issues today, and suggests an action agenda for all to follow, based on Catholic social teachings, placing the life and dignity of the human person at the center of discussions on agriculture. 

Product Code: 5-603 

ISBN: 978-1-57455-603-2

Pages: 35

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"This book opens new vistas in the practice of international politics."
-Douglas M. Johnston
International Center for Religion and Development

In this provocative book, authors William Bole, Drew Christiansen, SJ, and Robert T. Hennemeyer argue that the core religious value of forgiveness can play a real, strategic role in the arena of international conflict and diplomacy. Recognizing that the religion plays a dual role in both nurturing peace and perpetuating strife, the authors help to move the debate beyond the negative, examining case studies drawn from Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and South Africa to demonstrate how religion can be a force for peace, a distinct part of the solution to intergroup conflict-and a power that can change lives for the good.

Authors: William BoleRev. Drew Christiansen S.J.Robert T. Hennemeyer 
Product Code: 
5-574 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-574-5

Pages: 208

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This statement continues a more than thirty-year tradition by the bishops of encouraging Catholics to use the values of their faith to shape their participation in political life. It focuses on helping Catholics form their consciences so they can make sound moral judgments about public choices. Faithful Citizenship highlights four areas of special concern-defending human life, promoting family life, pursuing social justice, and practicing global solidarity

Product Code: 7-847 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-847-7

Pages: 42

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