"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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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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The destiny of the west and secularization.

05-12-2014

The destiny of the west and secularization.

(Text presented at the conference of the ‘Magna Charta Foundation' in Norcia on the theme "Between the caliphate and post-humanism: the future of the west")   The destiny of the western world is linked to secularization, a phenomenon and a subject whose most profound dimensions continue to escape us. I have no fear of flagging this lack of comprehension: we have yet to understand everything...

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

05-12-2014

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

Giampaolo Crepaldi Archbishop - Bishop of Trieste   Only a few days have passed since Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg and in the wake of the considerable commentary immediately published and broadcast by the mass media, I would like to revisit some of his reflections, which constitute a new stage in the teachings of the social doctrine of the Church about Europe. In...

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

28-11-2014

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

"Woman in the revolution - the Revolution of ‘woman'": this is the title of the "VI Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world" of  the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân presented to the public on 22 November in the Tergesteo Gallery in the presence of our bishop, Most  Rev. Giampaolo Crepaldi, and the director of Vita Nuova, Mr. Stefano Fontana. The title reflects the core theme...

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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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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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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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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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The Holy Father

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS TO TURKEY. Meeting with the President, Prime Minister and Civil Authorities. Friday, 28 November 2014

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International Organizations

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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The Holy Father

Letter of Pope Francis to families 02-02-2014

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

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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