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Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the General Assembly of the United Nations 25 September 2020

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Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Seventy-fifth Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations 25 September 2020   “The Future We Want, the United Nations We Need: Reaffirming our Joint Commitment through Multilateralism”   Mr. President, Peace be with all of you! I offer cordial greetings to you, Mr President, and to all the Delegations taking […]

China’s Catholics and the Church’s Moral Witness. By Michael R. Pompeo

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The human rights situation in China has deteriorated severely under the autocratic rule of Xi Jinping, especially for religious believers. Credible reports have exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s program of forced sterilizations and abortions of Muslims in Xinjiang, its abuse of Catholic priests and laypeople, and its assault on Protestant house churches—all of which are parts of a “Sinicization” campaign […]

As election campaign begins, New Zealand’s bishops promote Catholic Social Teaching

As election campaign begins, New Zealand’s bishops promote Catholic Social Teaching   Ahead of New Zealand’s Oct. 17 elections, the country’s bishops urged the electorate to remembers Catholic Social Teaching during their annual Social Justice Week. The Sep. 6-12 commemoration has the theme: Easy As CST — Unlocking the Church’s Potential. “Never has Catholic social teaching been more relevant in […]

The Glendon Commission on the true human rights: a turning point to be sustained. Join a discussion on the Observatory website.

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THE PROVEEDINGS OF THE GLENDON COMMISSION ON THE TRUE HUMAN RIGHTS: A TURNING POINT TO BE SUSTAINED AND ACCOMPANIED Rev. Samuele Cecotti   JOIN A DISCUSSION ON THE OBSERVATORY WEBSITE   The Commission on Unalienable Rights was created in July 2019 by the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in order to define the unalienable human rights with which […]

Moral Theologian Criticizes ‘Vague’ Pontifical Academy COVID-19 Document

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Father George Woodall highlighted several aspects of the document, including what he called its ‘rambling’ text and ‘vague, superficial and generic’ moral principles. Edward Pentin VATICAN CITY — A former director of the secretariat of the Pontifical Academy for Life has criticized a document the academy issued on the coronavirus last month, saying that although some of its considerations were […]

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION 1 SEPTEMBER 2020   “You shall thus hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim a release throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you.” (Lev 25:10) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Each year, particularly since the publication […]