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 VitaeOn 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)