Catholic Social Tradition

Aiding the poor in AfricaThe joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the people of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.
- Gaudium Et Spes


Too often it is said that the Catholic Social Tradition (CST) is the best kept secret of the Church. Yet, for more than 120 years, Church doctrine has taught that to be a follower of Christ means to promote the dignity and well-being of all life under the guidance of justice mitigated by charity.

This section will provide a collection of Church teachings, social justice parish-based programs, and other resources that articulate Catholic Social Tradition.