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Catholic Social Teaching: Reference Sources

How Catholics view Social Justics Issues

Electronic Resources

Online Reference Material

Why use these?

Background sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries can give you an overview of a topic, and provide summary and factual information.

Historic North American Catholic Newspapers Archive

Just Starting Your Research?

Looking for general information about a particlar subject or person?  These library resources are a great place to start!

Quick Ready Reference

Convocate, hosted by the University of Notre Dame, Indiana








Cesar Chavez, Coretta Scott King & Dorothy Day; February 1973; photographer unknown.

This database connects international human rights documents to Catholic Social Teaching.  

Primary Sources