“Coronavirus has exposed the limitations of hegemonic materialism”. An interview with Prof. Danilo Castellano

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At the end of February the eleventh International Congress of the Colombian Association of Catholic Lawyers and the sixth Hispanic Day of Natural Law was held at the headquarters of El Claustro in Bogotá. These two initiatives, sponsored by the Catholic University of Colombia, involved the participation of experts in various matters coming from Italy, Spain, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, France, Ecuador, and Colombia. They […]

Church Observer Warns: Don’t Flatten the Faith to Fit In at the UN. Interview to Stefano Fontana.

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The Holy See’s ever-closer collaboration with the United Nations and its affiliated organizations is causing it to adopt the “logic of the world,” a development that threatens to secularize the faith. These are the views of professor Stefano Fontana, director of the Cardinal Van Thuan International Observatory on the Social Doctrine of the Church — a think tank created for […]

Address oh His Holiness to Participants at the Seminar “Education: the Global Compact”. 7 February 2020

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ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE SEMINAR “EDUCATION: THE GLOBAL COMPACT” ORGANIZED BY THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Consistory Hall Friday, 7 February 2020   Dear Friends, I offer you a warm greeting on the occasion of this Seminar promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on “Education: The Global Compact”. I am pleased […]

Merry Christmas from the Observatory.

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To all the friends of the Observatory, to the subscribers to our “Bulletin of the Social Doctrine of the Church”, to those who frequently read what we publish on our website, and those who don’t have the time to do so, but are nonetheless our affectionate followers, to all the participants at our Academies of the Social Doctrine of the […]

THE PRESENCE OF PERSONALISM IN THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH. Introduction to the proceedings of the IV Montefiascone Conference

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To purchase the Acts of the first two Montefiascone Conferences, click here To purchase the Acts of the III Montefiascone Conference, click here   The Montefiascone Conferences are dedicated to delving into the relationship between the metaphysical realism of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Social Doctrine of the Church[1]. This relationship was considered to be a very close one when […]

FREE PERSONS FROM PERSONALISMS, FROM MARITAIN TO RAHNER. IV Montefiascone Conference

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To purchase the Acts of the first two Montefiascone Conferences To purchase the Acts of the III Montefiascone Conference   The IV “St. Thomas and the Social Doctrine of the Church” Conference was held on Saturday, 23 November 2019, in Montefiascone (Viterbo), to consider the following subject: “DEFEND PERSONS FROM PERSONALISMS. The complete programme is available here. The conference took […]

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS TO JAPAN. Tribute to the Martyr Saints. 24 November 2019

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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THAILAND AND JAPAN (19-26 NOVEMBER 2019) TRIBUTE TO THE MARTYR SAINTS GREETINGS OF HIS HOLINESS Martyrs’ Monument – Nishizaka Hill (Nagasaki) Sunday, 24 November 2019   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! I have very much looked forward to this moment. I have come here as a pilgrim to pray, to confirm […]

IL RISCHIO BIOETICO OGGI. ANTROPOLOGIA E ANTROPODOXIA. Anno XV (2019), numero 4, OTTOBRE – DICEMBRE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Anno XV (2019), numero 4, OCTOBER – DECEMBER   Editorial, pag115 S.E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, ANTROPOLOGIA E ANTROPODOXIA:OSSERVAZIONI PRELIMINARI. Focus 1, pag 117 Giacomo Rocchi, LICENZA DI UCCIDERE. LA LEGGE 219(2017) E LA LEGALIZZAZIONE DELL’EUTANASIA IN ITALIA Zoom, pag 124 Lorenza Perfori, ABORTO E COMPLICAZIONI SULLA SALUTE: UNA GRAVE (E VOLUTA) MANCANZA DI INFORMAZIONE Focus 2, pag […]

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS TO JAPAN. Address on Nuclear Weapons. 24 November 2019

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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THAILAND AND JAPAN (19-26 NOVEMBER 2019) ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park (Nagasaki) Sunday, 24 November 2019 [Multimedia]   Dear Brothers and Sisters, This place makes us deeply aware of the pain and horror that we human beings are capable of inflicting upon one another. The […]