Issue Research 

Protecting Human Life

 A Matter of the Heart: A Statement on the Thirtieth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, 2002
Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities: A Campaign in Support of Life, 2001
Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics, 1998
Faithful for Life: A Moral Reflection, 1995
Resolution on Abortion, 1989 
Statement on Iraq, 2002
A Pastoral Message: Living with Faith and Hope After September 11, 2001
Sowing the Weapons of War, 1995
The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace, 1993
The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response, 1983
Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities, 1999
Nutrition and Hydration: Moral and Pastoral Reflections, 1992
Statement on Euthanasia, 1991
Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities, 1984
A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death, 2005
Confronting a Culture of Violence, 1995
Statement on Capital Punishment, 1980

Promoting Family Life

 National Directory for Catechesis, 2005
Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third  
Millennium, 2005
Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, 1998
Principles for Educational Reform in the United States, 1995
When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women, 2002
A Family Perspective in Church and Society, 1998
Blessings of Age, 1999
Between Man and Woman: Questions and Answers About Marriage and Same-Sex Unions, 2003
Walk in the Light: A Pastoral Response to Child Sexual Abuse, 1995
Follow the Way of Love: A Pastoral Message to Families, 1993

Pursuing Social Justice 

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

Practicing Global Solidarity

A Call to Solidarity with Africa, 2001
A Jubilee Call for Debt Forgiveness, 1999
Called to Global Solidarity: International Challenges for U.S. Parishes, 1998
Sowing the Weapons of War, 1995
The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace, 1993
Toward Peace in the Middle East, 1989

Statement on Central America,