Church Documents

Here is a sampling of documents that guide our work at the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference . For more on church teaching, visit the website of the Vatican or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Catholic Education
Gravissimum Educationis – Declaration on Christian Education


Religious Liberty
Religious Freedom, the Path to Peace


Life and Dignity of Person
Evangelium Vitae – On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life


Marriage and Family
Humanae Vitae- On the Regulation of Birth
Married Love and the Gift of Life


Social Justice
Rerum Novarum- On Capital and Labour
Centesimus Annus – On the 100th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum
A Place at the Table - A Catholic Re-commitment to Overcome Poverty and Respect the Dignity of All God’s Children


Health Care
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services


Faith + Politics
Guadium et Spes – On the Church in the Modern World
Faithful Citizenship – A Call to Political Responsibility from the U.S. Bishops (PDF)