"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
Presentation in Rome of the IV Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church. At Vatican Radio with Costalli, Tornielli, Roccella and Crepaldi.
Presented in Rome on 8 May 2013 at 17:30 in the Marconi Hall of Vatican Radio will be the IV Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the World, "The Colonization of Human Nature, edited by the Observatory Cardinal Van Than on the Social Doctrine of the Church and published by Ed. Cantagalli with the collaboration of the Christian Workers Movement (CWM). The presentation will begin with...
Distributism against the crisis
Open to the general public from 16 March to 15 April 2013 at the Caversazzi Central Library in Bergamo (Via Tasso) is an exhibition on Distributism. The Italian Distributist Movement has flanked this exhibition with a series of conferences and workshops, which culminated in the presentation made by John Medaille, Professor of Distributism at the University of Dallas (Texas, USA). In its selfsame...
Cause for the Beatification of Servant of God Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyên Van Thuân: Closing of the Diocesan Process.
COMMUNIQUÉ ( http://www.justpax.it ) The President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Cardinal Van Thuân are pleased to announce that on 5th July, 2013 will take place the Closing of the Diocesan Process of Beatification and Canonization at the Vicariate of Rome (Sala della Conciliazione), Piazza...
The Church in the United States. The battle for freedom of conscience.
The bishops of the United States support and invite people to sustain the bill known as HCCRA ( Health Care Conscience Rights Act ), which seeks to defend freedom of conscience in contrast with the dispositions of the Obama administration that imposes compulsory insurance coverage for contraceptive, abortive and sterilization services. As people know, on 3 August 2011 the Health and Human...
The response to the anthropological crisis is the centrality of God rather than the centrality of man. Presentation by Most Rev. Crepaldi at the Marcianum di Venezia.
On 15 March last, Archbishop Crepaldi, Ordinary of Trieste and President of our Observatory, made a presentation at the Studium Generale Marcianum of Venice at the Conference on " The renewal of the Church also passes through the witness offered by the life of believers" (Porta Fidei, n°6): A contribution of the Studium Generale Marcianum to the Year of Faith (11 October 2012- 24 November 2013...
Pope Francis: the joy and faith of the Observatory
Non negotiable principles become negotiable by magic. Regarding an essay by Antonio Maria Baggio.
An occasion lost. Let’s start afresh from 26 February. Statement in view of the elections in Italy on 24 and 25 February 2013
Catholic charitable organizations may not collaborate in projects at odds with the Teachings of the Church
Concern, Faith and Hope after the announcement of resignation by Benedict XVI
Politics is not just the ambit of relativism and mediation. A dispute with Giorgio Campanini
The Church in the World
"Building a New Culture: Central Themes in Recent Church Teaching on the Environment" Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Church in Europe
The strength of the family in times of crisis. Note the Portuguese Episcopal Conference. 11-04-2013
The Church in Europe
Briefing to Members of Parliament on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - Tuesday 29th January 2013
The Church in Italy
Interview of Archbishop Dominique Mamberti Secretary for the Holy See's relations with states to Vatican Radio, regarding the church's freedom and institutional autonomy with reference to two cases before the European Court of Human Rights.
The Church in the World
Bishop Blaire, Bishop Pates urge Congress to protect the poor, future generations as sequestration looms. November 13, 2012
The Holy Father
Address of His Holiness to the members of the Diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See. Monday, 7 January 2013