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Encyclical Outlines

These reformatted resources outline key Catholic social tradition documents.

 

  • Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor), Pope Leo XIII, 1891 
  • Quadragesimo Anno (The Reconstruction of the Social Order), Pope Pius XI, 1931
  • Mater et Magistra (Christianity and Social Progress), Pope John XXIII, 1961
  • Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth), Pope John XXIII, 1963
  • Gaudium et Spes (The Church in the Modern World), Vatican Council II, 1965
  • Octogesima Adveniens (A Call to Action), Pope Paul VI, 1971
  • Justicia in Mundo (Justice in the World), Synod of Bishops, 1971
  • Laborem Exercens (On Human Work), Pope John Paul II, 1981
  • Solicitudo Rei Socialis (The Social Concerns of the Church), Pope John Paul II, 1987
  • Centesimus Annus (The Hundredth Year), Pope John Paul II, 1991
  • Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love), Pope Benedict XVI, 2005
  • Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth), Pope Benedict XVI, 2009

 

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