"Not infrequently do we feel we are losers in the modern world.
But the adventure of hope takes us beyond.
One day I found these words written on a calendar:
«The world belongs to those who love it and best know how to prove that».
How true these words are! In the heart of each person there is an infinite
thirst for love, and we can quench it with the love God has poured into our hearts."

François Xavier Nguyen van Thuân

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L'Osservatorio Cardinale Van Thuân conduce la sua attività a servizio della Dottrina sociale della Chiesa fondandosi sui liberi contributi dei suoi sostenitori: persone fisiche, imprese, cooperative, enti.

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Academy of Social Doctrine of the Church for formation to social and political commitment. Encounter of the Bishop with the participants.

03-07-2015

Academy of Social Doctrine of the Church for formation to social and political commitment. Encounter of the Bishop with the participants.

I am very pleased to be able to be here this evening to meet with you, who have taken part in this session at the Academy of Social Doctrine of the Church, which the diocese organized in collaboration with the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân. It is also a pleasure to bring these brief considerations of mine to the attention of those who attended the session in remote mode, and who, if they so...

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The Observatory adheres to the rally in Rome on 20 June “Let’s defend our children”

16-06-2015

The Observatory adheres to the rally in Rome on 20 June “Let’s defend our children”

On 20 June at 15:30 in Rome, Piazza San Giovanni, there will be a rally organized by the "Let's defend our children' committee, to which our Observatory adheres and also invites one and all to participate.   Actively at work in politics, the economy and society at large are very strong power brokers, energetically imposing in an apparently democratic yet violent manner a new ethics and even a new...

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The theology of Karl Rahner and the difficulties of the Social doctrine of the Church

15-06-2015

The theology of Karl Rahner and the difficulties of the Social doctrine of the Church

In his recent book entitled La Dottrina sociale della Chiesa. Una verifica a dieci anni dal Compendio (2004-2014) [Cantagalli, Siena 2015] Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi also replies to a series of questions about the difficlties encountered by the Social Doctrine of the Church during the period following Vatican Council II. Responding in particular to queries regarding the theology of Karl...

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The non negotiable principles to make politics presentable anew. Now in bookshops is the latest work by Most Rev.  Crepaldi.

14-05-2015

The non negotiable principles to make politics presentable anew. Now in bookshops is the latest work by Most Rev. Crepaldi.

Now available in bookshops is the new work by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi on the non negotiable principles, and it is entitled: A compromesso alcuno. Fede e politica dei principi non negoziabili ( No compromises. The faith and the politics of the non negotiable principles published in Italian alone by Cantagalli, Siena 2014, Euro12.00). This is a subject Most Rev. Crepaldi had already tackled...

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The Social Doctrine of the Church. A check ten years after the Compendium.

07-05-2015

The Social Doctrine of the Church. A check ten years after the Compendium.

More so than other travelers along the road of life in this world of ours, the Church is linked in a very special way to anniversaries; by periodically commemorating them in an accurate manner it reiterates the Lord's primacy over human history and thereby reminds one and all - in addition to itself, especially during periods of greater persecution and secularization - of its ultimate origin and...

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23-04-2015

Non negotiable principles: if they aren’t only “maladroit expression”.

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21-04-2015

The Dogmas of the Catholic Faith, the Social Doctrine of the Church and the Political action of Catholics.

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17-04-2015

Martin Luther and the crisis of reason

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14-04-2015

Buenos Aires: Inauguration of the Latin american Network Cardinal Van Thuân for the Social Doctrine of the Church

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02-04-2015

Democracy should banish God. Some considerations after the new provocation by Paolo Flores d’Arcais.

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20-03-2015

Needed are Catholic laypersons engaged in politics in a convinced and convincing manner

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The Holy Father

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI' OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

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The Holy Father

Mass for the Faithful of the Armenian Rite. Second Sunday of Easter, 12 April 2015

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The Church in Europe

Defending Life: on the Sexual Abuse to Minors and Vulnerable Adults. March, 2015

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The Holy Father

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO SRI LANKA AND THE PHILIPPINES. Meeting with Young People. 18-01-2015

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The Holy Father

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO SRI LANKA AND THE PHILIPPINES. Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps. 16-01-2015

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The Holy Father

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO SRI LANKA AND THE PHILIPPINES. Meeting with Families. 16-01-2015

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Anno X,2014, numero 4, OTTOBRE-DICEMBRE

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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The Book of the Week

CHRISTOPHER DAWSON AND THE HISTORY OF MODERN SECULARIZATION

Christopher Dawson (a cura di Paolo Mazzeranghi)

CHRISTOPHER DAWSON AND THE HISTORY OF MODERN SECULARIZATION

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