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Protecting Human Life

 A Matter of the Heart: A Statement on the Thirtieth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, 2002 
www.usccb.org/prolife/heart.shtml
  
Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities: A Campaign in Support of Life, 2001 
www.usccb.org/prolife/pastoralplan.shtml
  
Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics, 1998 
www.usccb.org/prolife/gospel.shtml
  
Faithful for Life: A Moral Reflection, 1995 
www.usccb.org/prolife/tdocs/faithfulforlife.pdf
  
Resolution on Abortion, 1989 
www.usccb.org/prolife/tdocs/resabort89.shtml 
  
Statement on Iraq, 2002 
www.usccb.org/bishops/iraq.shtml
  
A Pastoral Message: Living with Faith and Hope After September 11, 2001 
www.usccb.org/sdwp/sept11.shtml
  
Sowing the Weapons of War, 1995 
www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/weaponsofwar.shtml
  
The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace, 1993 
www.usccb.org/sdwp/harvest.shtml
  
The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response, 1983 
http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/TheChallengeofPeace.pdf
  
Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities, 1999 
www.usccb.org/doctrine/disabilities.htm
  
Nutrition and Hydration: Moral and Pastoral Reflections, 1992 
www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/euthanas/nutindex.shtml
  
Statement on Euthanasia, 1991
www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/euthanas/euthnccb.shtml
  
Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities, 1984 
www.ncpd.org/pastoral_statement_1978.htm
  
A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death, 2005 
www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/penaltyofdeath.pdf
  
Confronting a Culture of Violence, 1995 
http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/criminal/ccv94.shtml
  
Statement on Capital Punishment, 1980 
www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/criminal/death/uscc80.shtml

Promoting Family Life

 National Directory for Catechesis, 2005
 www.usccb.org/education/ndc/index.shtml
  
Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third  
Millennium, 2005
www.usccb.org/bishops/schools.pdf
  
Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, 1998
 http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/projects/socialteaching/socialteaching.shtml
  
Principles for Educational Reform in the United States, 1995
 www.usccb.org/education/parentassn/reform.shtml
  
When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women, 2002 
www.usccb.org/laity/help.shtml
  
A Family Perspective in Church and Society, 1998
www.usccb.org/laity/marriage/family.shtml
  
Blessings of Age, 1999
www.usccb.org/laity/blessings
  
Between Man and Woman: Questions and Answers About Marriage and Same-Sex Unions, 2003
www.usccb.org/laity/manandwoman.shtml
  
Walk in the Light: A Pastoral Response to Child Sexual Abuse, 1995
http://www.usccb.org/laity/walk.shtml
  
Follow the Way of Love: A Pastoral Message to Families, 1993 
http://www.usccb.org/laity/follow.shtml

Pursuing Social Justice 

“For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food”: Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers and Farmworkers, 2003
 www.usccb.org/bishops/agricultural.shtml
  
Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, 2003
 http://www.usccb.org/mrs/stranger.shtml
  
A Place at the Table: A Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and to Respect the Dignity of All God’s Children, 2002 
www.usccb.org/bishops/table.shtml
  
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (Fourth Edition), 2001
www.usccb.org/bishops/directives.shtml
  
Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good, 2001
www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/globalclimate.shtml
  
Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice, 2000
www.usccb.org/sdwp/criminal.shtml
  
A Commitment to All Generations: Social Security and the Common Good, 1999
www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/commitment.shtml
  
In All Things Charity: A Pastoral Challenge for the New Millennium, 1999
www.usccb.org/cchd/charity.shtml
  
Confronting a Culture of Violence: A Catholic Framework for Action, 1995
www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/criminal/ccv94.shtml
  
The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace, 1993
www.usccb.org/sdwp/harvest.shtml
  
Renewing the Earth: An Invitation to Reflection and Action on the Environment in Light of  Catholic Social Teaching, 1992
www.usccb.org/sdwp/ejp/bishopsstatement.shtml
  
Brothers and Sisters to Us: Pastoral Letter on Racism in Our Day, 1989
www.usccb.org/saac/bishopspastoral.shtml
  
Called to Compassion and Responsibility: A Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis, 1989
www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/ctoresp.shtml
  
Economic Justice for All, 1986
 www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/EconomicJusticeforAll.pdf

Practicing Global Solidarity

A Call to Solidarity with Africa, 2001
www.usccb.org/sdwp/africa.shtml
  
A Jubilee Call for Debt Forgiveness, 1999
http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/adminstm.shtml
  
Called to Global Solidarity: International Challenges for U.S. Parishes, 1998 
www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/globalsolidarity.shtml
  
Sowing the Weapons of War, 1995
http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/weaponsofwar.shtml
  
The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace, 1993
www.usccb.org/sdwp/harvest.shtml
  
Toward Peace in the Middle East, 1989
http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/TowardPeaceintheMiddleEast.pdf
 

Statement on Central America, 
www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/cenamst.shtml