"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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PRESS RELEASE. Presentation in Trieste of the VI Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church and an exhibition of sculptures by the Master Artist Sergio Sorgini.

19-11-2014

PRESS RELEASE. Presentation in Trieste of the VI Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church and an exhibition of sculptures by the Master Artist Sergio Sorgini.

Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân Trieste www.vanthuanobservatyory.org   PRESS RELEASE Presentation in Trieste of the VI Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church and an exhibition of sculptures by the Master Artist Sergio Sorgini   A special and extraordinary event on Saturday 22 November at 17:30 in Trieste. Taking place in the lively and historical scenario of the Galleria Tergesteo located in...

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The Social Kingship of Christ.

17-11-2014

The Social Kingship of Christ.

The doctrinal principle of the "social kingship" of Christ means that the construction of human society is unable to attain its own proper and natural ends without being ordered to Jesus Christ, Creator and Savior. Insofar as Creator, He has constituted human society, founding it on matrimony and the family, mutual love and authority.  Moreover, ever as Creator, the Lord Jesus re-created the...

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14-11-2014

The "political spiritulality" and Marian veneration of Cardinal Van Thuân

Cardinal François Xavier Nguyên Van Thuân was born at Huê in Viet Nam on 17 April 1928 and died in Rome on 16 September 2002. The diocesan phase of his cause for Beatification was concluded in Rome on 5 July 2013. He came from a family of martyrs, the victims of numerous waves of persecution also in the past centuries of Viet Nam's history, in particular during the most tragic period for the life...

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“The front line battle is now a battle of ideas and culture” Interview with Benigno Blanco, president of the  Foro Espańol de la Familia.

05-11-2014

“The front line battle is now a battle of ideas and culture” Interview with Benigno Blanco, president of the Foro Espańol de la Familia.

Benigno Blanco Rodríguez, born in 1957 at Olloniego in the Asturias (Spain), is an attorney-at-law and president of the Foro Español de la Familia, the federation of families that includes practically all the pro-life and pro-family associations in Spain. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Oviedo and for 8 years worked as Secretary of State in the governments of Jose María...

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For an authentically christian federalism.

22-10-2014

For an authentically christian federalism.

Back in 1938 the Swiss Catholic writer and historian Louis Gonzague Frederic Marie Maurice de Reynold de Cressier, better known as Gonzague de Reynold (1880-1970), wrote a series of articles for the Gazette of Lausanne (later published in a book entitled " The Conscience of Switzerland) in which he admonished those Gentlemen in Bern to abide by the federalist pact of the Swiss Confederation. I...

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21-10-2014

Neurosciences.

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06-10-2014

A letter to the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

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02-10-2014

Indepth Study Seminar on the Appeal to Italians “A Country Bewildered and the Hope of a People” of the Cardinal Van Thuân Observatory. Rome, 3-4 October 2014

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01-10-2014

Select comments on the “Five Proposals on Laicity” in “LibertéPolitique”

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25-09-2014

Twenty years after the Cairo Summit on Population and Development (1994)

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19-09-2014

A country bewildered and the hope of a people. Commentary on our appeal.

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WORLD SURVEY ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT 2014. GENDER EQUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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The Holy Father

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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Anno X (2014), numero 3, LUGLIO-SETTEMBRE

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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A country bewildered and the hope of a people. A political appeal to Italians.

A country bewildered and the hope of a people. A political appeal to Italians. (Cantagalli 2014)

A COUNTRY BEWILDERED AND THE HOPE OF A PEOPLE. A POLITICAL APPEAL TO ITALIANS.

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