New website helps college students promote Catholic social teaching


WASHINGTON (CNS) — A dozen Catholic organizations, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have introduced a website to help college students and campus ministers promote Catholic social teaching.

Under the banner “Transforming Our World: Our Catholic Faith in Action,” the site includes podcasts, videos, prayer materials, small-group resources and basic information on the social doctrine of the church.

The website can be found at

The site’s development coincides with the 10th anniversary of the U.S. bishops’ statement “Sharing Catholic Social Teaching.” It was developed in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s World Youth Day 2010 message in which he identified several challenges facing the world such as respect for the environment, the just division of goods, solidarity with poor countries, promotion of dignity in labor, building a culture of life and promoting peace.

Visitors to the site can submit resources and features for possible inclusion for others to use.

Website collaborators include the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Catholic Campus Ministry Association, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Catholic Relief Services, Fellowship of Catholic University Students, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, National Association of Diocesan Directors of Campus Ministry, National Council of Catholic Women, National Catholic Student Coalition and National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association.