"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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After Asia Bibi and Sawan Masih: the situation of Christians in Pakistan is becoming even worse.

14-04-2014

After Asia Bibi and Sawan Masih: the situation of Christians in Pakistan is becoming even worse.

In the daily mass media vortex of news propounded endlessly and with no criterion of judgment whatsoever, strong and ever present is the temptation to put everything on the same level. Then again, this is typical of a relativist culture that acknowledges neither hierarchy nor scale at any level. Now, while this is understandable in light of the social context in which we live, it becomes less so...

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Politics in the “Evangelii Gaudium” of Pope Francis.

11-04-2014

Politics in the “Evangelii Gaudium” of Pope Francis.

Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi Bishop of Trieste Basilica of St. John Lateran 10 April 2014   When the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of Pope Francis was promulgated (24 November 2013), many were those who sustained that this document would not have the characteristics proper to the social Magisterium, and the Holy Father says this explicitly in n°184: "This Exhortation is not a social...

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The grave derailment of the European Union and the hopes of new movements of civil commitment

08-04-2014

The grave derailment of the European Union and the hopes of new movements of civil commitment

Hon. Luca Volontè was present at Trieste on 28 March last for the presentation of the V Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world published by the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân, and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about the future of the European Union on the eve of elections to European Parliament.    It was recently reported that the political parties in...

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Presentation of the V Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world by the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân. Introduction by Archbishop GiampaoloCrepaldi.

01-04-2014

Presentation of the V Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world by the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân. Introduction by Archbishop GiampaoloCrepaldi.

Here we are in Trieste for the fifth time for the presentation of the Annual Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church. I would like to recall that the presentation of the first edition took place in 2010, almost at the beginning of my episcopacy in this diocese. The annual drafting of a Report is a very complicated endeavor and calls for a demanding effort of analysis and synthesis. When we...

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The defence of life in the Church. Conference to the Truth and Life Association.

19-03-2014

The defence of life in the Church. Conference to the Truth and Life Association.

Emerging during the pontificate of John Paul II had been the relaunching of the Social Doctrine of the Church, and at the same time its structural linkage with the theme of the defence of life. The encyclical letter Evangelium vitae (25 March 1995) was supposed to have been understood as a social encyclical, insofar as tackled for the first time was the issue of abortion and other attacks against...

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17-03-2014

The non negotiable Principles: why they still demand attention.

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13-01-2014

The Spanish edition of our ‘Bulletin’

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16-12-2013

The sexualist ideology of the World Health Organization dictates (its) rules, but not for us!

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12-12-2013

The Church and bioethics. Msgr. Gerhard Ludwig Müller confirms the continuity of Doctrine.

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10-12-2013

THE JURIDICAL CRISIS. THE V REPORT OF THE OBSERVATORY ON THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD FOCUSED ON “LEGAL INJUSTICE”

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04-12-2013

The Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” of Pope Francis and the Social Doctrine of the Church

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Lenten Message of our Holy Father Francis 2014

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Letter of Pope Francis to families 02-02-2014

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Message of Pope Francis for the Twenty-Ninth World Youth Day

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Message of Pope Francis to the Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum on the occasion of the annual Meeting at Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) 17-01-2014

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Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the members of the Diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See. 13-01-2014

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"Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace". Message of His Holiness for the celebration of the XLVII World Day of Peace. 01-01-2014

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Anno IX (2013), numero 4, OTTOBRE-DICEMBRE

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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