Catholic social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents, and the depth and richness of this tradition can be understood best through a direct reading of these documents.
In our Catholic Social Teaching Principles Podcasts, Paulist Father Larry Rice reflects briefly on the major themes of Catholic social teaching, and how they should shape our lives as citizens of the world and as people of God.
- Option for the Poor
- Peace and Disarmament
- Political Participation
- Role of Government
- Social Justice
- Stewardship of Creation
- Common Good
- Dignity of the Human Person
- Economic Justice
- Global Solidarity
- Individual's Rights
About Father Larry Rice, CSP
Paulist Fr. Larry Rice is director of the University Catholic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
He previously served as the Paulist Fathers' vocations director and as first consultor (chief advisor to the president of the community).
Fr. Larry also served for several years as director of the St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Father Rice earned a master's of divinity from the Catholic University of America (1989), and a bachelor of arts degree in General Arts and Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University (1983). He entered the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (the Paulist Fathers) in 1983, and was ordained a priest in 1989.