"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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Carlo Francesco D'Agostino, faithful interpreter of Leo XIII’s socio-political programme

24-05-2016

Carlo Francesco D'Agostino, faithful interpreter of Leo XIII’s socio-political programme

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the promulgation of the Encyclical Letter Rerum novarum, and the Observatory wishes to pay due tribute to such an important document of the Magisterium by hosting a  series of varied articles and reflections on the text of Leo XIII and on the Encyclical Letter Centesimus annus written by John Paul II 100 hundred years after Rerum novarum, and whose 25th...

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Intermediary social bodies in Rerum Novarum

17-05-2016

Intermediary social bodies in Rerum Novarum

Israel has never been a people with a vocation to disorder. Genealogies are already present in Genesis, their purpose being to set orderly lines of progeny. Frequent are the genealogies in Sacred Scripture, both the Old and the New Testament. The ‘people' were organized into twelve tribes, and narrated in the Book of Numbers is the census thereof ordered by God. In the desert, Moses was...

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Wars of religion. Wars against religion. Introductory Abstract.

07-04-2016

Wars of religion. Wars against religion. Introductory Abstract.

VII Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the World of the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân Introductory Abstract WARS OF RELIGION, WAR AGAINST RELIGION Stefano Fontana [1]   The readers who take a close look at all the factual news in appendix to this Report will be awestruck by the immense number of acts of violence and persecution perpetrated by BokoHaram in Nigeria throughout 2014...

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The New Wars of Religion.

23-03-2016

The New Wars of Religion.

"The problem is that for a democratic government, freedom of religion is nothing more than freedom of worship; in other words, the right to believe in whomsoever or whatsoever one wishes, as long as that is done at home or in appropriate places". This is a quotation from an article in Il Foglio (Italian daily newspaper) by  Matteo Matzuzzi ("The most holy grip", 12/03/2016). The journalist was...

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16-03-2016

Wars of religion, war against religion.

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10-03-2016

The Renzi administration's reform of the Cooperative Credit Banks (CCB) is dangerous and unjust. Statement of Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi President of the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân on the Social Doctrine of the Church.

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29-02-2016

How much damage by catholics in politics. Interview with Archbishop Crepaldi published in the february issue of the monthly Review 'Il Timone'

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09-02-2016

The secularization of the Social Doctrine of the Church and the personalism of Maritain

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25-01-2016

The West and the outlawing of Christianity

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24-12-2015

Message on the occasion of Christmas and gift for friends of the Observatory

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Life and Family. Pope Francis’s 2015 Teachings.

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The Church in the World

‘Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography’ 11-11-2015

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The Holy Father

Meeting with the Members of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization. Friday, 25 September 2015

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The Holy Father

Visit to the Joint Session of the United States Congress Thursday, 24 September 2015

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The Holy Father

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO CUBA, TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Address of the Holy Father. Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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The Holy Father

Meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America. Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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Anno XII (2016), numero 2, APRILE-GIUGNO

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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