"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
The sexualist ideology of the World Health Organization dictates (its) rules, but not for us!
The World Health Organization (WHO) deems that the parents living in the 53 countries of its European region, including us, are not able to attend to the sexual education of their children. No problem, the WHO will take care of that. In order to ensure uniform levels of education the WHO has drawn up a document entitled "Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe". This document is intended to...
The Church and bioethics. Msgr. Gerhard Ludwig Müller confirms the continuity of Doctrine.
Msgr. Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, delivered a lecture on the Theological Foundations for the evaluation of bioethical questions, and the complete text dated 7 September 2013 is accessible on the website of the Congregation, but only in the original German version.  This is an important document confirming the continuity of the Magisterium...
THE JURIDICAL CRISIS. THE V REPORT OF THE OBSERVATORY ON THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD FOCUSED ON “LEGAL INJUSTICE”
Much is being said nowadays about the economic crisis, and rightly so, but according to the V Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church compiled by the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân - now in bookshops in the edition published by Cantagalli - there is another crisis, a hidden, subtle and yet very invasive and destabilizing crisis: the juridical crisis, which the Report calls "legal injustice...
The Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” of Pope Francis and the Social Doctrine of the Church
The Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium" contains many aspects having to do with the Social Doctrine of the Church both directly and indirectly. It is a text marked by the centrality of the encounter with Jesus Christ, the Saviour and the Merciful One, in the life of each Christian. The "joy" of which Pope Francis speaks is not a generic psychological sentiment; it is the joy of the person...
Apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium just released: in the forth chapter a large focus on the “Social dimension of evangelizaton”
Last Tuesday, November 26, the Holy See has released the expected apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium. It is a " programmatic and urging " document in which Pope Francis suggests to the Church to be a travel companion for all the people in the world searching for God. This, in short, the definition of the letter privileged by the Vatican Press Office that underlined the fact...
24 November 2013: The Feast of Christ the King. The kingship of Christ and the Social Doctrine of the Church
The Fiftieth Anniversary of Pacem in Terris:the key for a more human economy in the rediscovery of God.
PRESS RELEASE: From the education emergency, to the education alarm.
In Rome the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace celebrates the Encyclical Pacem in Terris
France prohibits the wearing of veils in schools and permits gay marriage. At the origins of an absurdity.
If you want peace, convert your heart. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace commemorated in Rome the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Encyclical Letter Pacem in Terris of Blessed John XXIII
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The Holy Father
Vigil of prayer for Peace: words of Holy Father Francis 07-09- 2013
The Holy Father
Letter to Non-Believers. Pope Francis responds to Dr. Eugenio Scalfari journalist of the italian newspaper "La Repubblica" 04-09-2013
The Church in the World
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Labor Day Statement.
The Holy Father
Holy mass for "Evangelium Vitae" Day: Homily of Pope Francis. Sunday, 16 June 2013