"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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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.

What already happened for his predecessors is already happening for Pope Francis. When he speaks about the economy there are those who say he is left wing, that is to say against the free market, while others say he is right wing because he would like to moralize the market in the sense of ‘lubricating' it better. There are also those who argue that he doesn't understand anything about the...

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Women in the revolution. The revolution of women.

18-12-2014

Women in the revolution. The revolution of women.

VI Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church Introductory abstract Women in the revolution. The revolution of women. Stefano Fontana [1]   Many are the themes coming to the surface in the world in 2013, the reference year for this Report, but one of them - rather unctuous in fact, and not really that evident to public opinion at large - has all the features of a real revolution. This is the...

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

17-12-2014

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

The in-depth analyses and discussions regarding the theme of the Synod on the Family, whose extraordinary session was held last October, while the regular session will be held in the fall of 2015, did not have to do with the Social Doctrine of the Church in a direct manner. Certainly, the problematic issues of matrimony, the sacraments in general, and access to Holy Communion are at the very...

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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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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.

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14-11-2014

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

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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.

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22-10-2014

For an authentically christian federalism.

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

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

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

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

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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