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As election campaign begins, New Zealand’s bishops promote Catholic Social Teaching

As election campaign begins, New Zealand’s bishops promote Catholic Social Teaching   Ahead of New Zealand’s Oct. 17 elections, the country’s bishops urged the electorate to remembers Catholic Social Teaching during their annual Social Justice Week. The Sep. 6-12 commemoration has the theme: Easy As CST — Unlocking the Church’s Potential. “Never has Catholic social teaching been more relevant in […]

Moral Theologian Criticizes ‘Vague’ Pontifical Academy COVID-19 Document

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Father George Woodall highlighted several aspects of the document, including what he called its ‘rambling’ text and ‘vague, superficial and generic’ moral principles. Edward Pentin VATICAN CITY — A former director of the secretariat of the Pontifical Academy for Life has criticized a document the academy issued on the coronavirus last month, saying that although some of its considerations were […]

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION 1 SEPTEMBER 2020   “You shall thus hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim a release throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you.” (Lev 25:10) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Each year, particularly since the publication […]

Sister Dede Byrne’s speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention

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Sr. Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, POSC, was among the speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Now a Catholic religious sister, Byrne previously served as a surgeon, retired army officer, and missionary. The full text of her speech, delivered August 26, is below:   Good evening. I am Sister Dede Byrne, and I belong to the Community of the Little Workers […]

Joint statement CCEE – CEC. Season of Creation 2020 – ‘Jubilee for the Earth’

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 Press ReleaseSeason of Creation 2020 – ‘Jubilee for the Earth’ Joint statement issued by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of CCEE, and Rev. Christian Krieger, President of CEC 25 August 2020   From 1 September to 4 October, Christians all over the world celebrate the Season of Creation, as well as the Day of Creation on 1 September. Following the tradition […]

A Protestant Defense of the Common Good. By Jordan J. Ballor

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Much like the related concept of social justice, contemporary discussions of the common good have been fraught with misunderstanding, dismissal, and polemic. The theoretical relationship of the individual to the community represents a challenge for constructive engagement with the common good for many today. There is an ongoing skepticism of ideas such as the common good and social justice because […]

YOUSSEF ABSI, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Of Antioch and All the East APPEAL FOR BEIRUT 2020

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READ THE DOCUMENT Rabweh, August 10, 2020 To the faithful and friends of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ! Dear all, The fourth of August 2020 was a catastrophic day in Lebanon due to the criminal explosion that occurred in the port of Beirut, impacting and shocking the capital and the entire country, which we […]

POPE FRANCIS. GENERAL AUDIENCE. The pandemic has highlighted how vulnerable and interconnected everyone is. 12.08.2020

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POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE Library of the Apostolic Palace Wednesday, 12 August 2020   Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The pandemic has highlighted how vulnerable and interconnected everyone is. If we do not take care of one another, starting with the least, with those who are most impacted, including creation, we cannot heal the world. Commendable is the effort […]