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“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 defense of human life. 51st Conference on International Issues

I plan to devote my presentation to reflection on the core nature of the theme of the defense of human life from conception to its natural end for the Social Doctrine of the Church, and also for the Catholic religion to continue having a public role, as it must necessarily have[1]. I consider it important to situate reflection on the […]

The liberating realism of Christian philosophy. Intervew with Stefano Fontana

Now available in bookstores is Stefano Fontana’s new book on medieval philosophy [“La sapienza dei medievali. La filosofia cristiana da San Paolo a Guglielmo di Occam”, Fede & Cultura, Verona 2018 – click here ] and this offers us an excellent opportunity to speak with the author about philosophy, and Christian philosophy in particular. Mr. Fontana, for such a long […]

A look at political Islam. A review of Marie ThérèsUrvoy, Islamologie et monde islamique

The Catholic world deals with the issue of Islam above all from the viewpoint of interreligious dialogue. The mounting presence of Muslims in countries of longstanding Christian tradition, however, makes it necessary to examine the Islamic world also from the strictly social and political viewpoints. This is something different with respect to the perspective of interreligious dialogue, but not at […]

The Social Doctrine of the Church: the new Manual by George J. Woodall

The destiny of SDC Manuals yesterday and today Is time still ripe for Manuals of the social doctrine of the Church? The publication of such a Manual at this time is a fact to be flagged with a certain sense of both surprise and satisfaction. I am referring to George J. Woodall, Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa, Fede & Cultura, Verona […]

State Paternalism.

One of the many obstacles to subsidiarity, or quite simply to free enterprise, is state paternalism which could be a close relative of statism. Paternalism as a phenomenon, however, is not confined to politics, and invades practically all the mass media and information at large, because it is a typical forma mentis of forms of totalitarianism. We see this from […]

SOURCES/DOCUMENTS

Address by Archbishop Gallagher at the Side Event entitled “Freedom from Persecution: Christian Religious Minorities, Religious Pluralism in Danger”. United Nations, New York, 28 September 2018

Address by H. E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher Secretary for Relations with States, Head of the Delegation of the Holy See to the Seventy-third Session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the Side Event entitled “Freedom from Persecution: Christian Religious Minorities, Religious Pluralism in Danger” United Nations, New York, 28 September 2018   To View the Document

UN Report: The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

  The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018   VIEW DOCUMENT   New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018  released today. Limited progress […]

DOSSIERS

The defense of human life. 51st Conference on International Issues

I plan to devote my presentation to reflection on the core nature of the theme of the defense of human life from conception to its natural end for the Social Doctrine of the Church, and also for the Catholic religion to continue having a public role, as it must necessarily have[1]. I consider it important to situate reflection on the […]

Multicultural society and common good; whether Catholic immigrationism undermines

For some time we have been seeing evident adhesion on the part of both the ecclesial hierarchy and a large part of the Catholic world to the idea of fostering a rather broad and generalized reception of immigrants with practically no filters at all. It must be noted, however, that this new attitude is distinct with respect to what has […]

Doing comes after being. Without formation, catholics scatter.

Most Rev. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi Speech in Milan — Teatro don Guanella 3 February 2018   I am pleased to be here with you on this special day. I’d even go so far as to say this very special day, with this opportunity I have to meet many of the persons taking part in the activities of the Academies of […]

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LE RAGIONI DEL BENE COMUNE. Anno XIII (2017), numero 1, GENNAIO – MARZO

  TABLE OF CONTENTS Bulletin of the Social Doctrine of the Church – 1 / 2017   Anno XIII (2017), numero 1, GENNAIO-MARZO Editorial, pag 5 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, LA METAFISICA DELL’ESSERE E LA DOTTRINA SOCIALE DELLA CHIESA Allegato (.pdf) Focus 1, pag 7 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, GIUSTIZIA, CARITA’ E BENE COMUNE Focus 2, pag 11 Stefano Fontana, […]

RERUM NOVARUM E CENTESIMUS ANNUS: DUE ENCICLICHE UN ANNIVERSARIO. Anno XII (2016), numero 4, OTTOBRE – DICEMBRE

  Focus 1, pagina 127 Luca Pingani, I TEMPI DELLA RERUM NOVARUM E DELLA CENTESIMUS ANNUS: UN QUADRO STORICO L’intervista, pagina 133 Federico Cenci, LEONE XIII E QUELLA “MILITANZA CATTOLICA” CHE OGGI QUALCUNO VORREBBE ESTINGUERE Allegato (.pdf) Focus 2, pagina 137 Fabio Trevisan, RERUM NOVARUM E CENTESIMUS ANNUS A CONFRONTO Focus 3, pagina 142 Stefano Fontana, LE “ALTRE” ENCICLICHE SOCIALI […]

LA VITA SENZA COMPROMESSI. Anno XII (2016), numero 3, LUGLIO – SETTEMBRE

  Editoriale, pagina 87 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, PARLARE DI UN ORDINE E NON SOLO DI AUTODETERMINAZIONE Allegato (.pdf) Focus 1, pagina 90 Giacomo Rocchi, APPLICAZIONI GIURISPRUDENZIALI IN ATTO SULLA VITA UMANA Allegato (.pdf) Focus 2, pagina 97 Stefano Fontana, SULL’INDISPONIBILITA’ NON SI PUO’ TRATTARE Focus 3, pagina 100 Stefano Tardani, LA DIMENSIONE SPIRITUALE DELLA PERSONA Focus 4, pagina 105 […]

TRANSUMANESIMO: LO SPAVENTOSO LABORATORIO DEL “NUOVO ADAMO”. Anno XII (2016), numero 2, APRILE-GIUGNO

  Editoriale, pagina 45 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, ALL’INIZIO NON ERA LA GNOSI MA IL VERBO Allegato (.pdf) Focus 1, pagina 47 Josè M. Galvàn, TRANSUMANESIMO E HUMAN ENHANCEMENT L’intervista, pagina 53 Don Samuele Cecotti, CONTRO IL TRANSUMANESIMO: IL RICONOSCIMENTO DELL’INTELLIGENZA DELLA REALTA’ COME MISURA DELLA FINALITA’ OBIETTIVA. Intervista a Giovanni Turco. Zoom, pagina 60 Paolo Gulisano, PLAYING GOD: OVVERO […]

MISERICORDIA E GIUSTIZIA NELLA VITA POLITICA. Anno XII (2016), numero 1, Gennaio – Marzo

  Editoriale, pagina 5 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, MISERICORDIA E GIUSTIZIA NELLA VITA POLITICA Allegato (.pdf) Focus 1, pagina 7 Luca Pingani, SI PUO’ CHIEDERE MISERICORDIA SENZA CONCEDERE GIUSTIZIA? MISERICORDIA, PERDONO E CARITA’ NELLA DOTTRINA SOCIALE DELLA CHIESA Allegato (.pdf) Focus 2, pagina 13 Giorgia Pinelli, “SALVARE I FENOMENI”: LA MISERICORDIA E LA FILOSOFIA Zoom, pagina 18 Omar Ebrahime, LA […]

LE NUOVE GUERRE DI RELIGIONE. Anno XI (2015), numero 4, OTTOBRE – DICEMBRE

  Editoriale, pagina 133 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, GUERRE DI RELIGIONE. GUERRE ALLA RELIGIONE. Allegato (.pdf) Focus 1, pagina 135 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, LAICITA’, CRISTIANESIMO, OCCIDENTE: UN PROFILO DI STORIA DELLE IDEE. Focus 2, pagina 140 Stefano Fontana, LIBERTA’ DI RELIGIONE E DOVERI POLITICI VERSO LA RELIGIO VERA. IL SILLABO, IL VATICANO II, JOSEPH RATZINGER Focus 3, pagina 145 […]

Book schel

A look at political Islam. A review of Marie ThérèsUrvoy, Islamologie et monde islamique

The Catholic world deals with the issue of Islam above all from the viewpoint of interreligious dialogue. The mounting presence of Muslims in countries of longstanding Christian tradition, however, makes it necessary to examine the Islamic world also from the strictly social and political viewpoints. This is something different with respect to the perspective of interreligious dialogue, but not at […]

The Social Doctrine of the Church: the new Manual by George J. Woodall

The destiny of SDC Manuals yesterday and today Is time still ripe for Manuals of the social doctrine of the Church? The publication of such a Manual at this time is a fact to be flagged with a certain sense of both surprise and satisfaction. I am referring to George J. Woodall, Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa, Fede & Cultura, Verona […]

God is accessibile to all because what is more cannot come from what is less. The ‘simple’ metaphysics of Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange.

St. Thomas Aquinas, as we know, worked out five “viae” (later called “demonstrations”) to the existence of God. His formulation of them was technical and availed itself of specific philosophical concepts. In their essence, however, the five ways of St. Thomas are simple, and put the spontaneous inferences of the ordinary person into words of philosophical formulation. They belong to […]

The future of the Social Apostolate. The new book of most rev. Giampaolo Crepaldi.

This reader-friendly book entitled “The Italian Church and the future of the social apostolate” (“La Chiesa italiana e il futuro della Pastorale Sociale”: Edizioni Cantagalli) stands forth as an effort to reply to two essential questions posed by the situation now being lived by the Church: “Does the social apostolate of the Italian Church have a future? Does the organic […]

Law and moral action – Ley y acción moral

In this readily legible book published in Spain in the Prudentia iuris series directed by Prof. Miguel Ayuso, the Chilean philosopher José Luis Widow  offers us an intelligent presentation of the classical doctrine of natural law and ably defends it against  the objections launched by philosophical modernity regarding the classical claim of knowing a natural order normative for man. In […]