United States Catholic Conference of Bishops:
Pastoral Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities, November 16, 1978
This statement is a starting point to understand the Catholic teachings about persons with disabilities in the Church. Click here to read the statement.
Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities, A Framework of Access and Inclusion. A Statement of the U.S. Bishops, 1999.
The 20th anniversary statement published in 1999 is most interesting because it summarizes the church’s beliefs about people with disabilities into 10 short statements. This is short and to the point. This would make a great handout at a presentation. Click here to read the statement.
Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities
This is a good pastoral guide that combines Canon Law, Sacramental Theology and common sense into a pastoral statement on celebrating the Sacraments with persons with disabilities. Click here to read the statement. Updated on June 15, 2017.