Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

June 29, 2004

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church is a detailed description of Catholic social teaching developed in 2004 by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Connected to the dawn of the third millennium and Pope John Paul II's push for human rights throughout his papacy, the compendium seeks to first place mankind in relationship with God, and then detail how that relationship is lived out in a variety of social situations. The document addresses Catholic social doctrine in human rights, family life, economics, work, the political community, the international community, the environment, and the promotion of peace.

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