What does the Church say about Social Justice issues? A LOT! One of the best texts that includes references and quotes galor from Vatican II, John Paul II and other more recent documents, is the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. It was required reading for both of my social justice classes at the seminary and ought to be required for all Catholics period. To help with that endeavor, The Curt Jester has kindly made it available for free in e-reader format (iPad/Nook/Kindle/etc.) HERE. Check it out!