By Kevin McKenna. This third edition incorporates the essential teachings of Pope Francis in Evangelium Gaudium, Laudato Si’, and Amoris Laetitia to offer a beginner-level reference tool and study guide to help readers navigate the vast body of Catholic social teaching. Building on core themes of human dignity, community, rights and responsibilities, option for the poor, dignity of work, solidarity, and care of creation, it distills the material into summaries, each carefully referenced to its primary source and correlated to current issues. Includes teaching of the popes from Louis XIII through Francis as well as from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Each chapter concludes with questions for reflection and dialogue and appendices provide tools for parishes and study groups. Read more.