"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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Migration, the Common Good and the Social Doctrine of the Church. Statement by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi at the Presentation of the VIII Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world.

17-02-2017

Migration, the Common Good and the Social Doctrine of the Church. Statement by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi at the Presentation of the VIII Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world.

Statement by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi at the Presentation of the VIII Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world of the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân   Rome, Sala Marconi at Vatican Radio, 15 February 2017   The annual publication of  the Observatory's Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world has by now become a flagship appointment for all those who harbour...

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The importance of Doctrine for Catholics active in Politics.

07-02-2017

The importance of Doctrine for Catholics active in Politics.

This is the text of an essay by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, Bishop of Trieste and President of our Observatory, published in the February issue of the monthly review "Il Timone".   The "Social Doctrine of the Church", as the expression itself reads, is a "doctrine". For a long time, however, especially in the 1970's and 1980's, many were those who contested this word and sought to replace it...

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The chaos of migration, the migration of chaos.

24-01-2017

The chaos of migration, the migration of chaos.

Stefano Fontana interviewed by Lorenzo Bertocchi on the occasion of the publication of the VII Report on the Social Doctrine in the World (Cantgalli, Siena 2016)   Stefano Fontana is the director of the International Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân on the Social Doctrine of the Church, an institution based in Trieste (Italy), the diocese entrusted to Archbishop Crepaldi, who is the President of...

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20-01-2017

Academy of the Social Doctrine of the Church Staggia Senese – 18 January 2017. Presentation of the Academy

Officially beginning its activities this evening is the Academy of the Social Doctrine of the Church of Staggia Senese organized by the local ‘Amici del Timone' Cultural Center together with our Observatory.  The theme for this first encounter is "The Social Doctrine of the Church as proclamation of Christ in temporal realities". Nonetheless, before delving into that subject, allow me to...

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23-12-2016

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

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19-12-2016

Martin Luther. The Dawning of Modernity

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16-11-2016

The dictatorship of groundless ethics

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11-11-2016

CONSCIENCE AS THE PRIMARY POLITICAL PROBLEM Observations on Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s Message to the Livatino Study Center

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10-11-2016

The metaphysics of being and the Social Doctrine of the Church Montefiascone, 7 November 2016

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03-11-2016

Conscientious objection may be exercised even if no law says so. Judge Giacomo Rocchi: synopsis of the recent symposium held by the Livatino Study Center.

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ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE

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The Holy Father

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2017

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Cardinal Van Thuân Observatory

Life and Family. Pope Francis’s 2016 Teachings.

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Cardinal Van Thuân Observatory

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

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Anno XII (2016), numero 4, OTTOBRE - DICEMBRE

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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La luz brilla en las tinieblas. Cardenal Van Thuȃn: historia de una esperanza

M. A. VELASCO

La luz brilla en las tinieblas. Cardenal Van Thuȃn: historia de una esperanza

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The New Wars of Religion.

The New Wars of Religion. (Cantagalli 2015)

THE NEW WARS OF RELIGION.

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