John A. Ryan Institute

for Catholic Social Thought

The Catholic Social Tradition Resources

This describes teaching, thought and practice relating to the Catholic social tradition and Catholic universities.

Selected talks from the Faith and Work Breakfast Series, and other presentations of interest.

  • Annotated Bibliographies

Annotated Bibliography of Catholic Social Thought

This annotated bibliography is part of a larger work put together by Fr. Frank McHugh.  The site of the bibliography is located at the Centre for Catholic Social Thought at the University of Leuven. Once you are in the pdf file, the annotated bibliography begins on page 44.

Annotated Bibliography of Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business 

Business leaders are called to engage with the contemporary economic and financial world in light of the principles of human dignity and the common good. This reflection offers business leaders, members of their institutions, and various stakeholders a set of practical principles that can guide them in their service of the common good

Annotated Bibliography of Subsidiarity

This annotated bibliography illustrates the principle of subsidiarity’s timelessness as it encompasses some of its integral elements (e.g., making decisions and respecting human dignity). These annotations show collectively that, in making decisions and accomplishing work, subsidiarity can play an important role in business as it helps employers and employees establish relationships that respect human dignity.

This page provides links to websites that detail information about Catholic social teaching.

"Christians in Society:" a 3-DVD, 4.5-hour documentary explaining the Church's social teaching from fundamentals to complex applications.

This searchable database of institutes and organizations working in Catholic Social Thought is a result of a collaborative effort between John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.