“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31)

An in-depth study of the Church's social teaching using the COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH.

Taught by Fr. Ralph D’Elia

Sundays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Starting September 12, 2021

Parish Center (in person and via ZOOM)

This Compendium ‘presents in a complete and systematic manner the Church’s social teaching and an expression of the Church’s constant commitment in fidelity to the grace of salvation wrought in Christ and in loving concern for humanity’s destiny. Herein the most relevant theological, philosophical, moral, cultural and pastoral considerations of this teaching are systematically presented as they relate to social questions. In this way, witness is borne to the fruitfulness of the encounter between the Gospel and the problems that mankind encounters on its journey through history.’

This document ‘offers a complete overview of the fundamental framework of the doctrinal corpus of Catholic social teaching. This overview allows us to address appropriately the social issues of our day, which must be considered as a whole, since they are characterized by an ever greater interconnectedness, influencing one another mutually and becoming increasingly a matter of concern for the entire human family.’ (Compendium, §8,9)

Click Here to read The Compendium online

Click Here to purchase The Compendium on Amazon.

Click Here to view the syllabus.

Click Here for the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

This class will be offered in person, however attendees may also participate via ZOOM.

If you plan to attend in person, registration is not required.

However, if you would like to receive the ZOOM links to attend virtually, please register below. The ZOOM links will be emailed to you.


Register for Understanding the Social Doctrine of the Church

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Class Videorecordings and Notes

Session 4 – 10/10/2021
Session 5 – 10/17/2021
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