Note on the 50th anniversary of Paul VI’s Encyclical Letter. Humanae vitae and Social Doctrine of the Church: united by the same destiny.

The Encyclical Letter VI Humanae vitae of Paul VI and the Social Doctrine of the Church met with the same opposition.  We are talking about the end of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s. This fact of sharing the destiny of being the object of opposition during those years (as well as afterwards and even at present, since the fundamental […]

What future for Europe? Christian roots and radical relativism, the Union’s peoples and policies

Scienza & Vita, Firenze, 26 March 2018   The XI Report of the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân Our Report on Europe[1] voices a rather severe judgment regarding the process of unification and the current approach adopted by the European Union, and this unto the point of considering it a failure with respect to some of its features, as the title […]

Is the expropriation of children underway? Article by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi published in the November issue of “Il Timone”

To whom do children belong? Children belong to no one because they are of God. Once upon a time the idea that a child was a gift was deeply rooted in the hearts and minds of people at large, and not just mothers. A gift of God that it is necessary to educate so this gift may return to Him. […]

The italian Church and the future of the Social Apostolate

Now available in bookstores is the new book-interview (with Stefano Fontana) of Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi entitled “La Chiesa italiana e il futuro della pastorale sociale” (Cantagalli, Siena 2017) . In the text below the archbishop himself highlights the essential points in his new book. ***** Does the social apostolate still need the Social Doctrine of the Church, and, if yes, […]

Liberty and fraternal responsibility. An important statement by Pope Francis closely regarding the Social Doctrine of the Church.

Pope Francis has had occasion to address the issue of social integration over the past few days, and did so explicitly in the Message sent on 24 April last to Ms Margaret Archer, President of the Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences. At times it is thought that the thrust of charity suffices for the presence of Christians in the […]