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Wikipedia, Ecclesiastical Court about bishops serving in civil cases starting from late Antiquity


Wikipedia, Peace and Truce of God about limitations the church placed on private war and violence in the medieval period


Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum (On Capital and Labor, 1891)


Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno (Reconstruction of the Social Order, 1931)


Pope John XXIII, Mater et Magistra (Christianity and Social Progress, 1961)


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


Second Vatican Council, Gaudium et Spes (Joys and Hopes, 1965)


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


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


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


Pope John Paul II, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (The Social Concern of the Church, 1987)


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


Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love, 2005)


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


Pope Francis I, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel, 2014)


Pope Francis I, Laudato Si (On Care for Our Common Home, 2015)


Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Catholic Social Teaching study guides (website)


Wikipedia, Mondragon Cooperative (Wikipedia article) about a Christian community in the Basque, Spain region formally started in 1956 and running on the Catholic social teaching


Catholic Worker (website), founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin


Catholic Worker of Hartford, Connecticut (website)


Distributism (wikipedia article) an economic philosophy based on the Catholic Social Teaching, promoted by G.K. Chesterton and others


Distributist Review (website), a Catholic online journal


(Amazon book, 2003) covers leading Christian thinkers, actors, and decisions in pre-modern and modern Western history


Robert Spencer, Slavery, Christianity, and Islam (First Things, Feb 4, 2008)


Thomas Storck, Is Usury Still a Sin? (originally Distributist Review magazine, fall 2009)


Stephen Pope, Restorative Justice as a Prophetic Path to Peace (CTSA Proceedings, 2010)


Thomas Storck, Is the Acton Institute a Genuine Expression of Catholic Social Thought? (Distributist Review magazine, July 4, 2011)


Angus Sibley, The "Poisoned Spring" of Economic Libertarianism: Menger, Mises, Hayek, Rothbard: A Critique from Catholic Social Teaching of the 'Austrian School' of Economics (book, May 2011) and Michael Sean Winters' review (Natl Catholic Responder, Jul 6, 2011)


Tim Wallace, A Short Guide to Catholic Economic Thinkers (The Record, Nov 9, 2011)


Ovidiu Hurduzeu, Distributism in Eastern Europe (The Distributist Review, Dec 5, 2011)


Thomas Storck, Aquinas on Buying and Selling (originally Distributist Review magazine, May 14, 2013)


Norman G. Kurland, The Just Third Way: Basic Principles of Economic and Social Justice (Center for Economic and Social Justice, May 28, 2004)


Patrick Deneen, A Catholic Showdown Worth Watching (The American Conservative, Feb 6, 2014)


Jay P. Corrin, The Emergence of Radical Catholic Social Philosophy (Religion News Service, Mar 7, 2014)


Arthur W. Hunt, Pope Francis Needs Distributism (The American Conservative, Apr 3, 2014)


Jack Jenkins, Pope: The Bible Demands The Redistribution Of Wealth (ThinkProgress, May 9, 2014)


Thomas Storck, What's Really at Stake in the Catholic Showdown? (Ethika Politika, Dec 4, 2014)


Larry Siedentop, Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (Amazon book, Mar 31, 2015) gives an overview of how the growth of the papacy in the 11th - 14th centuries corresponded to the growing powers of monarchs, as the church sought to protect individuals and its own role as guardian of souls


Marc Vander Maas, A Gentleman's Debate: Distributism vs. Free Markets (Acton Institute, Mar 16, 2016) and Gregory Guest, Distributive Justice and Economic Liberalism - Reflections on a Gentleman's Debate (Patheos, Feb 26, 2016)


Artur Rosman, Why Speak of Theocracy in Poland When Confessional States Make Up the Secular West? (Patheos, Jun 10, 2016)


Philip Puella, Pope Decries "Epidemic of Animosity" Against Immigrants and Other Faiths (Reuters, Nov 19, 2016)


Michael D. Greaney, Socialism vs. Social Justice (The Just Third Way, Apr 17, 2017)


Deal W. Hudson, Steve Bannon: The Necessary Man (USA Today, May 4, 2017) a curious attempt to justify economic nationalism by a Catholic Republican


Michael D. Greaney, The Redemption of the Non-Owning Workers (The Just Third Way, Jun 14, 2017)


Michael D. Greaney, How Not to Save Social Security (The Just Third Way, Aug 8, 2017) advocates capital homesteading


D.C. Schindler, Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty (Amazon book, Oct 18, 2017) tremendous social commentary of Western individualistic freedom by a Catholic philosopher


Mary Papenfuss, Pope Francis Warns Oil Executives That Fossil Fuels Threaten Humanity (Huffington Post, Jun 9, 2018)

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