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

20-03-2015

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

Presented below is the full text of the communiqué of Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi for the presentation and the inauguration of the Academy of the Social Doctrine of the Church for formation to social and political engagement held at Palazzo Economo (Trieste) on 19 March last. The Academy is organized in collaboration with the  Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân.   ***** When the Church takes an active...

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Presentation  of the Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church: Closing Statement

04-03-2015

Presentation of the Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church: Closing Statement

CLOSING STATEMENT Presentation  of the Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church Rome, Marconi Hall of Vatican Radio Tuesday, 3 March 2015   After words of thanks. . . One of the characteristics or features of our Observatory's cultural platform is to ensure a close link between the issues of biopolitics and the Social Doctrine of the Church, and, in actual fact, to consider such issues an...

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A STRATEGY FOR THE BATTLE AGAINST HETEROLOGOUS INSEMINATION. A Proposal of the Observatory to pro-life and pro-family associations.

12-02-2015

A STRATEGY FOR THE BATTLE AGAINST HETEROLOGOUS INSEMINATION. A Proposal of the Observatory to pro-life and pro-family associations.

A STRATEGY FOR THE BATTLE AGAINST HETEROLOGOUS INSEMINATION A Proposal of the Observatory to pro-life and pro-family associations   The Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân has already made its position clear on the issue of heterologous insemination and the new scenarios opened by the ruling of the Constitutional Court of Italy, which declared the prohibition thereof to be unconstitutional The...

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FROM CAIRO WELL BEYOND CAIRO. THE TOTALITRIAN OBJECTIVES OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS. MARGHERITE PEETERS IN THE “BULLETIN OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH”.

23-01-2015

FROM CAIRO WELL BEYOND CAIRO. THE TOTALITRIAN OBJECTIVES OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS. MARGHERITE PEETERS IN THE “BULLETIN OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH”.

Issue 3/2014 of the "Bulletin of the Social Doctrine of the Church" published by our Observatory is entirely dedicated to the III International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo from 5 to 14 September 1994, a Conference that left its mark on history and the future lot of human society. Coined in Cairo were expressions such as "reproductive health" and "reproductive rights...

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Everything began in Cairo. Cardinal Martino speaks out.

16-01-2015

Everything began in Cairo. Cardinal Martino speaks out.

The theme of Issue 3 (2014) of the "Bulletin of the Social Doctrine of the Church" is EVERYTHING BEGAN IN CAIRO. THE POST-HUMAN IDEOOGY OF INTENATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. Published among other things in this issue are the two articles by Marguerite Peeters and an historical memoire written by Renato Raffaela Cardinal Martino, who was the permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in...

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13-01-2015

The Pontiffs and the Economy. Something doesn’t add up.

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18-12-2014

Women in the revolution. The revolution of women.

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17-12-2014

On the line when discussing the sacraments is the future of society as well.

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05-12-2014

Europe and the transcendent dignity of the human person in the words of Pope Francis at Strasbourg.

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05-12-2014

The destiny of the west and secularization.

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28-11-2014

The revolution of ‘woman’ as new totalitarianism. The Report on the SDC presented in Trieste.

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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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The Holy Father

LIFE AND FAMILY. Pope Francis’s 2014 Teachings.

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The Holy Father

Address of Pope Francis to the Council of Europe. Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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The Holy Father

Address of Pope Francis to the European Parliament. Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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Anno X,2014, numero 4, OTTOBRE-DICEMBRE

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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