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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

1891 – Rerum Novarum

1952 – Exsul Familia

1961 – Mater et Magistra

1963 – Pacem in Terris

1965 – Gaudium et Spes

1967 – Populorum Progressio

1971 - Octogesima Adveniens

1978 – The Church and People on the Move

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

U.S. BISHOPS' STATEMENTS

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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