Natural Law and Catholic Social Teaching
Links to documents that can help you better understand Natural Law and Catholic Social Teachings

"The Use of Philosophical Principles in Catholic Social Thought: The Case of Gaudium et Spes"
Rev. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J.
Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, Vol. 45, No. 2 (2007)

"Natural Law as Fact, as Theory, and as Sign of Contradiction"
Prof. J. Budziszewski
The Catholic Social Science Review, 12 (2007)

"The Catholic Neo-Scholastic Contribution to Human Rights: The Natural Law Foundation"
Rev. Robert Araujo, S.J.
Ave Maria Law Review, 159 (2003)

"Religious Freedom and Pluralism"
Avery Cardinal Dulles
Journal of Markets & Morality, 169-182 (Spring 2002)

"Religious Freedom: Innovation and Development"
Avery Cardinal Dulles
First Things, Dec. 2001

"The sources of 'rights talk': Some are Catholic"
Prof. Mary Ann Glendon
Commonweal, Oct. 12, 2001

"International Law Clients: The Wisdom of Natural Law"
Rev. Robert Araujo, S.J.
Fordham Urban Law Journal, 1751 (2001)

"Crises of Law"
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Speech before the LUMSA Faculty of Jurisprudence, Rome, 10 November 1999

"Culture and Truth: Some Reflections on the Encyclical Letter, Fides et Ratio"
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Speech at St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA, 13 February 1999

"The Principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church"
Prof. Javier Hervada
This article originally appeared in Vol. XXV of the International Features Service publication SIDEC in consecutive numbers (427 and 428) of January and February 1983 as "Principios de Doctrina Social de la Iglesia." It was translated by Rev. John C. Kubeck and Dr. John A. Gueguen. Online access is no longer available.