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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 […]

Migration, the Common Good and the Social Doctrine of the Church. Statement by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi at the Presentation of the VIII Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world.

Statement by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi at the Presentation of the VIII Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world of the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân Rome, Sala Marconi at Vatican Radio, 15 February 2017   The annual publication of  the Observatory’s Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world has by now become a […]

The importance of Doctrine for catholics active in politics.

This is the text of an essay by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, Bishop of Trieste and President of our Observatory, published in the February issue of the monthly review “Il Timone”.   The “Social Doctrine of the Church”, as the expression itself reads, is a “doctrine”. For a long time, however, especially in the 1970’s and 1980’s, many were those who […]

The dictatorship of groundless ethics

Here is the text of the speech delivered by Stefano Fontana in Trieste on Friday, 11 November 2016, to the participants at the course organized by the Medical Association on the theme: “Ethics: evolution and repercussions on the work of physicians”   ***** Ethics is the study of our deeds from the viewpoint of good and evil. It has to […]

The metaphysics of being and the Social Doctrine of the Church Montefiascone, 7 November 2016

On the occasion of the recent conference on “Conscience without rights?” held in Rome on 21 October in the meeting hall of the Palazzo of Parliamentary Groups, the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent the Center a very meaningful message focused on the theme of the Conference, on conscience. The Cardinal’s words are to be considered in depth and […]

CONSCIENCE AS THE PRIMARY POLITICAL PROBLEM Observations on Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s Message to the Livatino Study Center

On the occasion of the recent conference on “Conscience without rights?” held in Rome on 21 October in the meeting hall of the Palazzo of Parliamentary Groups, the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent the Center a very meaningful message focused on the theme of the Conference, on conscience. The Cardinal’s words are to be considered in depth and […]

Neusner and that Jesus, who was “too much” for a Hebrew

www.lanuovabq.it   Rabbi Jakob Neusner, the author of “A Rabbi Speaks with Jesus”, and friend of Joseph Ratzinger, has passed away. Benedict XVI cited him extensively in his first volume of “Jesus of Nazareth”, doing so with those lofty flights of thought of his to which we were accustomed. Still fresh in our memory is their remote dialogue because it […]