Online Resources


Pope Francis Puts Caring for Migrants and Opposing Abortion on Equal Footing
By Jason Horowitz, April 9, 2018

“Caring for migrants and the poor is as holy a pursuit as opposing abortion, Pope Francis declared in a major document issued by the Vatican.”

“A Big Heart Open to God”
by Antonio Spardo, SJ, America Magazine, Sept. 30, 2013

The full transcript of the America Magazine interview with Pope Francis.

 “What the Pope Really Said”
By Phyllis Zagano, National Catholic Reporter, Sept. 25, 2013

Zagano discusses the omission of parts of the America Magazine article interview with Pope Francis about his views on women in the Church.

“Climate Change: A Life Issue”
by Elizabeth Groppe, America Magazine, Dec. 12, 2011

Although Catholics may not usually think of climate stabilization as a pro-life issue, it is increasingly clear that protecting the sanctity of life means acting to conserve the earth’s climate and biosphere.

“U.S. Catholic Bishops and Abortion Legislation”
National Catholic Reporter, Nov. 29, 2010

An abridged version of a chapter in Rev. Curran’s book, The Social Mission of the U.S. Catholic Church: A Theological Perspective.

“Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth)”
Pope Benedict XVI, The Vatican, June 29, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI made the connection between life ethics and social ethics, linking love, truth and justice with poverty, hunger, greed, corruption and the necessity to transform economic and political institutions.

“Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)”
Pope John Paul II, The Vatican, 25 March 1995

This encyclical by Pope John Paul II expresses the position of the Catholic Church on the value and inviolability of human life.


Videos and Interactive Resources

The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation – California Newsreel

The Raising of America explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America.

Web Links

Center of Concern

A faith-based organization working in collaboration with ecumenical and interfaith networks to bring a prophetic voice for social and economic justice to a global context

Pax Christi USA

Pax Christi USA commits itself to peace education and promotes the Gospel imperative of peacemaking as a priority in the Catholic Church in the United States.