CST Resources

Online Resources

An entire section of the website of the Catholic Parliamentary Office for Scotland is devoted to CST rcpolitics.org

The Caritas websites based in Scotland www.sciaf.org.uk

Dr Anna Rowlands, formerly of MBIT, introduces CST in a fifteen-minute video: www.youtube.com

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops have a series of videos, discussion guides, handouts, and posters on CST www.usccb.org as well as a personal examination of conscience exercise www.usccb.org

Two other sets of learning and teaching resources on CST are provided by Catholic Relief Services www.crs.org and Missio missio.org.uk


One of the best, accessible introductions is J. Milburn Thompson’s Introducing Catholic Social Thought (2010). It is somewhat specifically drawn from the American context.

Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching in Dark Times Book Cover

Anna Rowland’s Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching in Dark Times (2021) is both an introduction to CST and a discussion of how its central principles relate to current issues of political community and democracy, migration, and ecology in a pluralist and post-secular context.

CST and Prisons

Redeeming a Prison Society book coverAmy Levad. Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014).

Redemption and Restoration book coverDavid Matzko McCarthy, Vicky Schieber, and Trudy D. Conway (eds). Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017).

For Justice and Mercy book coverRyan van Eijk, Gerard Loman, and Theo W. A. de Wit (eds). For Justice and Mercy: International Reflections on Prison Chaplaincy (Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2016).