"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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The Encyclical of Pope Francis: Laudato sě: a hymn of praise of the Creator

21-07-2015

The Encyclical of Pope Francis: Laudato sě: a hymn of praise of the Creator

Laudato sì, the new encyclical letter of Pope Francis, tackles many ecological themes, from the problem of climate change to pollution, from the issue of genetically modified organisms to experiments on animals. It would be somewhat restrictive, however, to situate it on the same level of theories the Holy Father considers as "superficial and apparent ecology", which he counters with a "human...

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Solidarity and responsibility in the face of migratory phenomena.

14-07-2015

Solidarity and responsibility in the face of migratory phenomena.

In the face of the ever increasing magnitude of the migratory phenomenon and the emergency of refugees, "we see an often very confused Europe, which seems bereft of a true culture of receptivity as well as true solidarity among its countries". Thus spoke Cardinal Josip Bozanic, director of the Migration Section of the " Caritas in Veritate" Commission of the Council of the Episcopal Conferences...

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No longer slaves, but brothers.

13-07-2015

No longer slaves, but brothers.

Interview by Luis Okulik with Ms Cecilia Taylor-Camara, Secretary of the Office for Migration and Policies of the Episcopal Conference of England and Wales, and member of the "Santa Marta Group" , created to coordinate efforts in the fight against the trafficking of human beings and in keeping with the wish of Pope Francis Ms Taylor-Camara, how did the effort to combat the trafficking of human...

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03-07-2015

Academy of Social Doctrine of the Church for formation to social and political commitment. Encounter of the Bishop with the participants.

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16-06-2015

The Observatory adheres to the rally in Rome on 20 June “Let’s defend our children”

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15-06-2015

The theology of Karl Rahner and the difficulties of the Social doctrine of the Church

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14-05-2015

The non negotiable principles to make politics presentable anew. Now in bookshops is the latest work by Most Rev. Crepaldi.

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07-05-2015

The Social Doctrine of the Church. A check ten years after the Compendium.

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23-04-2015

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

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The Church in Europe

Catholic Bishop's Conference of Nigeria: Our stand on Marriage, Family and Human Society. July 201

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The Holy Father

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI' OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

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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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Anno X,2014, numero 4, OTTOBRE-DICEMBRE

Bulletin of Social Doctrine of the Church

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Economics and society: the challenges of Christian responsibility. Questions and answers about the Social Doctrine of the Church

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Economics and society: the challenges of Christian responsibility. Questions and answers about the Social Doctrine of the Church

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