"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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23-04-2015

Non negotiable principles: if they aren’t only “maladroit expression”.

Non negotiable principles: in the recently published issue of "Teologia", Giuseppe Angelini, dean of the Faculty of Theology of Northern Italy, refers to this as a "maladroit expression". Then again, in the preceding issue of the same publication, Antonio Lattuadahad made a series of comments about the selfsame notion of non negotiable principles, leaving very little still standing. Prior to...

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The Dogmas of the Catholic Faith, the Social Doctrine of the Church and the Political action of Catholics.

21-04-2015

The Dogmas of the Catholic Faith, the Social Doctrine of the Church and the Political action of Catholics.

Verona, 15 April 2015 Church of St. Peter Apostle   The Social Doctrine of the Church is not in the best of health, the social engagement of Catholics uses it as a benchmark in a rather confused manner, its teachings are being secularized and reduced to the level of civic and constitutional propriety, and for some time its "relaunching", so ardently willed by John Paul II, has come to a stop, as...

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17-04-2015

Martin Luther and the crisis of reason

    When people speak about Martin Luther (1483 - 1546), coming to mind above all is the Protestant Reformation, the religious movement that led to the separation of a large part of Christianity from the Church of Rome and the establishment of a Protestant confession. Attributed to the Reformation is an important role in the formation of modern civilization, above and beyond any judgment...

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Buenos Aires: Inauguration of the Latin american Network Cardinal Van Thuân for the Social Doctrine of the Church

14-04-2015

Buenos Aires: Inauguration of the Latin american Network Cardinal Van Thuân for the Social Doctrine of the Church

Inaugurated in Buenos Aires at 18:00 on 13 April 2015 was the LATIN AMERICAN NETORKK CARDINAL VAN THUÂN FOR THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH. This network is made up of the following academic institutions: Universidad Popular Autónoma of the State of Puebla (Mexico), the Organization of the Catholic Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile),  Universidad Juan Pablo II (Costa Rica...

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Democracy should banish God. Some considerations after the new provocation by Paolo Flores d’Arcais.

02-04-2015

Democracy should banish God. Some considerations after the new provocation by Paolo Flores d’Arcais.

Now that the dust has settled a bit, I would like to return to the theses argued by Paolo Flores d'Arcais, who sustains that "democracy should banish God". I don't believe it suffices to respond with an appropriately ironic comment such as "democracy should eject Flores d'Arcais", nor repeat what Jacques Maritain said many years ago. Perhaps it's not even enough to recall what John Paul II...

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20-03-2015

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

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04-03-2015

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

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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”.

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16-01-2015

Everything began in Cairo. Cardinal Martino speaks out.

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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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The Holy Father

Mass for the Faithful of the Armenian Rite. Second Sunday of Easter, 12 April 2015

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The Church in Europe

Defending Life: on the Sexual Abuse to Minors and Vulnerable Adults. March, 2015

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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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Anno X,2014, numero 4, OTTOBRE-DICEMBRE

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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