Daily Quotes on Twitter: @socialteaching
Naturally, the quotes have to be edited slightly to fit into 140 characters. :) Ellipses (…) are used only to connect tweets; there simply isn't room to use them to indicate edits. But you can use the citation, and the links on this page, to find each quote in full. The bold acronym before each title is the abbreviation I use on Twitter. For instance, MM is for Mater et Magistra. MM74 means the quote is from Mater et Magistra, paragraph 74.
Social encyclicals and other major documents of the Magisterium on the Catholic social doctrine
- (RN) Rerum Novarum, 1891
Pius XII wrote no social encyclical, but gave many speeches on social teaching, perhaps the most noted being on on Pentecost, June 1, 1941, for the fiftieth anniversary of Rerum Novarum. The Vatican site lists it here, but currently only has translations in Italian, Portugese, and Spanish.
John Paul II
(CCC) Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Thou Shalt Not Steal includes a section on the social doctrine of the Church.
- (CV) Caritas in Veritate
Major distributist texts available online
The Servile State, by Hilaire Belloc
The Outline of Sanity, by G. K. Chesterton
What's Wrong with the World, by G. K. Chesterton
Guilds, Trade, and Agriculture, by A. J. Penty
Fields, Factories and Workshops, by P. Kropotkin
Do We Agree? by G. B. Shaw and G. K. Chesterton
Texts by "non-distributist" folks who had similar ideas
- Buddhist Economics, by E. F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful.
Major distributist texts I haven't found yet online
Economics for Helen, by H. Belloc
Restoration of Property, by H. Belloc
Liberty and Property, by H. E. Humphries
Primer of Social Science, by H. Parkinson
The Church and the Land, by Vincent McNabb, O.P.
The Change, by G. C. Heseltine
Most of the above distributist titles were on the recommended reading list in G.K.'s Weekly, the distributist paper which Chesterton edited.