Statements by S. E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi

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 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 […]

The case of associations “ill-according with Christianity and the public well-being” (RN 54). Observations on a ‘minor’ element of Rerum novarum

Most Rev. Giampaolo Crepaldi   It is not always easy to distinguish between major and minor elements of a text. The perspective changes with the passing of time and what was considered major back then may well now be looked upon as minor, and just the other way around. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of this important Leonine […]

The Renzi administration’s reform of the Cooperative Credit Banks (CCB) is dangerous and unjust. Statement of Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi President of the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân on the Social Doctrine of the Church.

The recent reform of the Cooperative Credit Banks (CCBs) recently approved by the Italian Council of Ministers raises legitimate concerns regarding the policies pursued by the banking system. In particular, misgivings stem from the norm enabling the larger sized CCBs (with at least Euro200 million in capitalization) to withdraw from the cooperative system by transforming themselves into joint stock companies […]

How much damage by catholics in politics. Interview with Archbishop Crepaldi published in the february issue of the monthly Review ‘Il Timone’

Church and world, Catholics and politics. It’s difficult to comprehend the situation, and equally difficult to foresee future prospects without a keen sense of farsightedness. Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi is someone endowed with this ability to see beyond the tip of his nose, to be farsighted. Up until 1994 he was the director of the Italian Episcopal Conference’s department for social […]

Wars of religion. Wars against religion

Most Rev. Giampaolo Crepaldi President of the Observatory   This year, 2015, was marked in Europe by two atrocious terrorist attacks of Islamic matrix. On 7 January 2015 there was the attack against Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine. On 13 November 2015 separate assaults were perpetrated at the Bataclan theater, outside the Stade de France and in three Parisian […]

In Laudato si’ Pope Francis encapsulates and develops the thrust of the social Magisterium on the ecology issue

Presented below is the full text of the presentation delivered by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi at the “Kick-off seminar – Key areas for European social dialogue”, held in Malta on 2-3 December 2015. Archbishop Crepaldi is the chairperson of the Caritas in veritate commission of the CECE (Council of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe).   The social teaching of the Church […]