MR 403 Catholic Social Teaching

Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures 15 hours.


End of year examination 100%

Module Aims

To introduce students to the key principles and central content of the Catholic social doctrine tradition.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be aware of key developments in the Catholic Social Doctrine tradition.
  • Be able to apply the key principles of the Social Doctrine tradition to contemporary issues.
  • Be aware of the dynamic nature of Catholic Social Doctrine.


  • Donal Dorr, Option for the Poor and the Earth, Orbis Books, 2012
  • Kenneth R. Himes et al, Modern Catholic Social Teaching, Georgetown University Press, Second Edition, 2018
  • Pádraig Corkery, Companion to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Veritas, 2007


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