Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Social Agenda

The Social Agenda, A Collection of Magisterial Texts is a publication of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and available on-line here. The late Cardinal Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, the former President Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and author of the forward, notes:
Students, teachers, and all those who seek a better knowledge of the social doctrine of the Church will find contained within this collection the central statements of the Roman Pontiffs from a range of texts, including papal encyclicals, apostolic letters, and Conciliar documents, on matters relating to politics, economics, and culture.

The selections are arranged thematically according to the significant subject areas of Catholic social doctrine. Under each subject heading, the quotations appear in pedagogical—as opposed to chronological or magisterial—order, with each subject area opening with a quotation that explains the issue at hand.

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