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Compilation of Catholic Social Teaching Passages on Migration

Collection of Passages from Core Social Teaching Documents on Migration from the following sources:

 

MAJOR DOCUMENTS

Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor) – Pope Leo XIII, 1891

Exsul Familia (Apostolic Constitution on the Spiritual Care to Migrants) – Pope Pius XII, 1952

Mater et Magistra, (Mother and Teacher) – Pope John XXIII, 1961

Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) – Pope John XXIII, 1963

Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World) Vatican Council II, 1965

Populorum Progressio (On the Development of Peoples) – Pope Paul VI, 1967

Octogesima Adveniens (A Call to Action) – Pope Paul VI, 1971

Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) – Pope John Paul II, 1981

Solicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concern) – Pope John Paul II, 1987

Centesimus Annus (The Hundredth Year) – Pope John Paul II, 1991

Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) – Pope John Paul II, 1995

Deus Caritas Est (God is Love) – Pope Benedict XVI, 1998

Caritas in Veritate (In Charity and Truth) – Pope Benedict XVI, 2009

Evangelii Gaudium (Apostolic Exhortation on the Joy of the Gospel) – Pope Francis, 2013

OTHER PAPAL AND VATICAN STATEMENTS OF NOTE

1969 – Instruction on the Pastoral Care of People Who Migrate

1989 - Message of JPII for Lent “Refugees are Neighbors”

1990 – Speech of JPII to the General Assembly of the International Catholic Migration Commission

1992 – Cor Unum, Refugees: A Challenge to Solidarity

1996 - Message of John Paul II for World Migration Day 1997

OTHER MAJOR DOCUMENTS BY U.S. BISHOPS

1986 – Together a New People: Pastoral Statement on Migrants and Refugees (USCCB)

1995 – One Family Under God USCCB Committee on Migration

OTHER STATEMENTS OF NOTE

1985 – Ministry to the World’s Uprooted People Cardinal Bevilacqua article in Origins

1988 – Sacrament of Unity: Ethical Issues in Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees, Today’s Immigrants and Refugees, USCCB

1993 – You Have Entertained Angels Without Knowing It! Cardinal Mahony sermon

1995 - The Lifeboat and the Banquet: Two Images for Contemplating Immigrant Human Rights, National Office of Jesuit Ministries

1996 – Movement, Asylum, Borders: Christian Perspectives, Int’l Migration Review

1996 - Who are My Brothers and Sisters, Rights of People Regarding Migration

 

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