US Bishops Conference


The United States bishops have stated the Church’s social teaching is integral to its identity and mission and they seek a renewed commitment to integrate and to share the riches of the Church’s social teaching. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. A selection of statements by U.S. bishops on various social issues is offered here.

General Catholic Social Teaching

Care for Creation


Criminal Justice

Domestic Violence

Diversify & Racism

Economic Justice & Local Poverty Issues


Human Trafficking


Global Solidarity

Labor/rights Of Workers

Peace & Non-violence

Respect Life

Other Documents