See this online text:
- A European Community of Solidarity and Responsibility: A Statement of the COMECE Bishops on the EU Treaty Objective of a Competitive Social Market Economy, by the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, translated from the German (Brussels, Belgium: COMECE, 2011). Available in pdf format on this page of Second Spring’s Sane Economy Project; and on this page of COMECE.
On the Feast of Saint Cajetan in the Roman Rite. See also the texts in the Project’s Social Teaching list, as well the following related texts:
- Catholic Economic Thought in the First Part Of Twentieth Century, Focusing on the Work of Oswald Von Nell-Breuning SJ, by Gábor Kemény. Ph.D. Thesis (Budapest: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2010). Available in PDF format at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University.
- Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy, by Philip Booth, with Contributions from Samuel Gregg, Robert Kennedy, Kishore Jayabalan, Michael Miller, Denis O’Brien, Dennis O’Keeffe, Anthony Percy, Robert A. Sirico, Thomas Woods, and Andrew Yuengert (London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2014). Available in pdf format on this page of the Institute of Economic Affairs.
- “Corporation Christendom: The True School of Salamanca”, by Dr. Peter Chojnowski, The Angelus (January 2005): “Man, State, Economics: Does Economics Exclude Catholic Morality”. May also be read online at The Distributist Review, and (an earlier edition) in 2 parts at The Chesterbelloc Mandate: Part 1 and Part 2; with excerpts in “The Late Scholastics vs. the Austrian School on the Just Price” on The New Beginning. Prefaced by Christopher A. Ferrara’s “Opposing the Austrian Heresy”, which may also be read online at The Chesterbelloc Mandate; and Fr. Kenneth Novak’s “Man, State, Economics”, which may be read online at the Chesterbelloc Mandate and the Fish Eaters Traditional Catholic Forum. [N.B., The essays were initially published in the journal of a congregation that espouses an invalid hermeneutic of discontinuity on the Second Vatican Council. But the essays themselves are useful summaries of Christian social teaching and economic theory, and provide an alternative to Neoliberal interpretations of the same.]
- Distributism: A Catholic System of Economics, Version 1.4, by Donald P. Goodman. (Martinsville, VA: Goretti Publications, 2006). 149 pages. Available in PDF format (through this page) of CatholicFidelity.com; and also available at Scribd. The ebook is offered for sale at Barnes & Noble. [N.B., The text states: “This document may be copied and distributed freely, provided that it is done in its entirety, including this copyright page, and is not modified in any way.”]
- Distributive Justice: the Right and Wrong of our Present Distribution of Wealth, by John Augustine Ryan (New York: The Macmillan company 1919). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
- Economic Justice for All: Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy, by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1986). Available in PDF format on this page of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Encyclical “Laborem Exercens” on Human Work on the Ninetieth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum, by Pope John Paul II, 14 September 1981. May be read online on this page at Catholic Culture, on this page at the EWTN Libraries, and at the Holy See; and available in pdf format at The Catholic Church in England and Wales.
- “Liberty and the Virtue of Prudence: A Catholic Perspective” [article], by Todd R. Flanders, Journal of Markets & Morality 2, no. 1 (Center for Economic Personalism, Spring 1999), 102-113. Available in PDF format at the Acton Institute. [N.B., While I disagree with the author’s defense of the capitalist economy, the orthodoxy of his essay cannot be impugned; for the one true Church is not bound to any system but regards all that is good in them (Gaudium et Spes, 42).]
- A Living Wage; Its Ethical and Economic Aspects, by John A. Ryan, with an Introduction by Richard T. Ely, Ph.D. (New York, The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., 1912). Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. A revised and abridged edition (New York, The Macmillan Company, 1920) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
- “Only Connect: Unemployment and Poverty; Formal and Informal Economic Activity in a Divided World—The Role of the Informal Sector in Alleviating Unemployment and Poverty in the Third World”, by Else Øyen and Francis Wilson, in Towards Reducing Unemployment: Fifth Plenary Session, 3-6 March 1999, Acta 5, ed. M. Archer, (Vatican City: Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, 1999). Available in PDF format through this page of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
- Scholastic Economics: Thomistic Value Theory”, by Gloria L. Zuniga, Religion & Liberty, Vol. 7, No. 4 (July-August 1997). May be read online at the Acton Institute. [N.B., I’m uncertain if the author is a Catholic Christian, but the essay is useful for summarizing the the ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas on the determination of the just price in transactions, which it interprets from a Neoliberal perspective.]
- The School of Salamanca: Readings in Spanish Monetary Theory, 1544-1605, by Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952). 153 pages. Available in PDF and ePUB formats at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. [N.B., While I’m not sure if the author is a Catholic Christian, the text itself is a useful recapitulation of the economic theories of Catholic thinkers in the Silver Age of Scholasticism. But please other texts in the website with prayerful caution, as they may not be in conformity with Christian social teaching.]
- Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, al cumplirse el vigesimo anniversario de la Populorum Progressio, del Papa Beato Juan Pablo II (30 Diciembre 1987). Disponible en la Santa Sede.