Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

The Catholic Church in World Affairs

As one of the most ancient and extensive institutions in the modern age, the Catholic Church has had and continues to exert a significant influence on diverse world affairs. From the papacy to regional conferences of bishops to individual clergy and lay members alike, the Catholic Church remains active in its commentary and critique on modern political, economic, social, and religious issues. This page gathers together diverse sources and resources on what the Church has said on these various concerns, highlighting key thematic concentrations and categories for further study.

For more information on the broader tradition, explore our resources on Christianity.

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