CSWJ issues Georgetown Statement. On June 1, 2011 Catholic Scholars met at Georgetown and issued “The Core of Roman Catholic Teaching on Workers’ Rights.”

The Vatican‟s COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH (2004) is a remarkable summary of 2000 years of official Catholic Social Teaching. To place Catholic teaching on labor unions in its proper context, the serious reader will consult the chapters on, “Principles of the Church‟s Social Doctrine” (pp. 71-94), and “Human Work,” “Economic Life,” and “Political Life.” (pp. 115-182) Several principles emerge in this significant treatment of Catholic teaching on labor unions:

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