By Kenneth Himes. Provides basic introductory information about Catholic social teaching, giving a concise overview of what the major documents of the tradition say about political, economic, and social life. Laced throughout with references to the documents, puts into accessible language the key ideas that the church has proclaimed in the area of social teaching. Grouped by topics, the questions represent common inquiries about the church’s teaching. The answers are brief, accurate responses based on the important official documents of the church. Read more.