122 pages – Suggested weeks to complete 10 weeks minimum

Table of Contents
Chapter One – The Dignity of Work and the Human Person
Chapter Two – Social Doctrine in the Old and New Covenants
Chapter Three – Aquinas and the Common Good
Chapter Four – Pope Leo XIII and Subsidiarity
Chapter Five – Marriage, the Family, and the Working Poor
Chapter Six – Totalitarianism and Personalism
Chapter Seven – The Witnesses of Moses, Mary, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), St. John Paul II, St. Teresa of Calcutta, Dorothy Day, and St. Gianna Molla
Chapter Eight – The Eucharist as the Preeminent Locus of Catholic Social Teaching and Your Role in Living Out CST in Your Daily Life

A sample two-hour session
7:00 p.m. – Hellos
7:15–7:20 p.m. – Opening Prayer
7:20–7:40 p.m. – Read
7:40–8:00 p.m. – Discuss
8:00 p.m. – Break
8:10–8:30 p.m. – Read
8:30–8:50 p.m. – Discuss
8:50 p.m. – Closing Prayers/Announcements
9:00 p.m. – Goodbyes

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Such a refreshing study – such a joy to hear CST associated with the Church and not the political football it has become in our day!


Join us as we dig into the riches of Catholic Social Teaching! Timeless and timely, Catholic Social Teaching provides a framework for human freedom and happiness rooted in God’s plan for all of humanity. Endow’s Study Guide takes a historical approach to Catholic Social Teaching, beginning with Creation and the Fall, Christ Himself and the Gospels, and then takes a close look at the key Magisterial documents and influential figures from the Modern Era.

Navigating the study
Each chapter is divided into three sections. This study can be comfortably completed in 10 weeks, reading aloud and discussing two of the three sections of a chapter during each session. 

For an 8 week study, groups can either move through the sections more rapidly or be selective about which sections to complete. It is not expected that all the questions should be answered in one session or at all.

This commentary was written by Claire Fyrqvist. Claire lives with her husband and six children in the Catholic Worker neighborhood in South Bend. They spent several years working in the local pro-life movement, and Claire now splits her time between writing, gardening, caring for eight chickens and a rabbit, and running a Montessori Children’s House.

How to get started
Step one – Register your group
Step two – Subscribe to the Endow Newsletter and ask your group to do the same!
Step three – Join us for our next virtual event. Check out our Events page.

The Endow team is here to support you in studying this important document! For an initial 20-minute Zoom meeting with us, please contact [email protected] with the subject line “Mentoring meeting”

We are here to support you
Throughout your study, as spiritual, theological, or pastoral questions arise, please contact Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, for support and additional resources to answer any questions that may arise! Please also consider emailing her testimonies from your group! We love to hear what the Lord is doing with your women!

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