IL PROGRESSISMO CATTOLICO:UN BILANCIO. Anno XV (2019), numero 3, LUGLIO – SETTEMBRE

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SOMMARIO Bollettino di Dottrina sociale della Chiesa – 3 / 2019 IL PROGRESSISMO CATTOLICO:UN BILANCIO.   Anno XV (2019), numero 3, LUGLIO – SETTEMBRE Editoriale, pagina 79 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, IL PROGRESSISMO E LA DOTTRINA SOCIALE DELLA CHIESA Bollettino DSC 3-2019_Editoriale Focus 1, pagina 81 Calogero D’Ugo, IL PROGRESSO NELLA DOTTRINA SOCIALE DELLA CHIESA Focus 2, pagina 87 Calogero […]

Euthanasia and assisted suicide: two books for understanding current trends. Marco Ferraresi.

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Once driven by the principle of favor vitae, Italian legislation began to shift its focus with the approval of Law 219 (2017) which sanctioned the right of a patient to refuse or suspend life support therapies and treatment, despite the mortal consequences, and to receive the assistance of a physician to that end. After ruling n°207 (2018), of the Constitutional […]

Archbishop Crepaldi leaves the Presidency, but not the Observatory.

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Dear friends of the Observatory, I founded the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân fifteen years ago and have now decided to step down from the Presidency and leave it in the hands of others. During this long period of time the Observatory has contributed in a very effective manner to the spreading of the Social Doctrine of the Church, ever in […]

Assisted suicide: freedom of choice?

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Published below are the considerations of Dr. Stefano Martinolli, a surgeon, a bio-ethicist, and one of our Observatory’s collaborators. We would recall that regarding the legal aspects of the Constitutional Court’s ruling on assisted suicide, we have published the statement released by the jurist Pro, Marco Ferraresi (read here).   On 24 September 2019 the Italian Constitutional Court ruled that […]

Address of Pope Francis to the National Federation of the Orders of Doctors. 20.09.2019

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ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE ORDERS OF DOCTORS AND DENTAL SURGEONS Clementine Hall Friday, 20 September 2019   Dear brothers and sisters, It is with pleasure that I welcome you all, members of the National Federation of the Orders of Doctors and Dental Surgeons, and I thank your vice president for his kind […]

«A crusade of prayer and fasting to stop heresies in the Amazon Synod». 13.09.2019

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Various prelates and lay commentators, as well as lay institutions, have warned that the authors of the Instrumentum Laboris, issued by the secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, to serve as the basis for discussion in the coming Special Assembly for the Pan-Amazon, have inserted serious theological errors and heresies into the document. We invite Catholic clergy and laity to […]

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MOZAMBIQUE. Meeting with the Bishops, Priests, Men and Women Religious, Consacrated Persons, Seminarians.

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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MOZAMBIQUE, MADAGASCAR AND MAURITIUS (4 – 10 SEPTEMBER 2019) MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS, PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS, CATECHISTS AND ANIMATORS ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Maputo) Thursday, 5 September 2019 Read the Document