Articles on this issue "civil society"
Tells Paraguayans They Must Learn From the Poor
"Pope Francis, thank you for brining us this tsunami of joy," the leader of Paraguay’s bishops said as he took the microphone and silenced an exuberant crowd representing Paraguayan civil …read more
"Where there is love of people and a willingness to serve them, it is possible to create the conditions necessary for everyone to have access to basic goods, so that no one goes without"
Here is a Vatican translation of Pope Francis' prepared address this afternoon to representatives of civil society in Paraguay. Though he followed this text, he added several comments …read more
Encourages Continued Effort to End Corruption
Pope Francis’ welcome to Paraguay today was extraordinarily festive and colorful, even with the rainy skies. A production of music and choreography — including performers dressed as statues …read more
Not 'what is best for me' but 'what is best for everyone'
Pope Francis this evening told civil leaders in Bolivia not to confuse the common good (bien común) with mere material well being (bienestar) and to guard against becoming accustomed to …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening to civil society in Bolivia. He largely followed the text. * * * Mr President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and …read more
A group of Catholic clergy is offering a free non-partisan voting guide app for Catholics. The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is a national association of more than 500 priests and deacons …read more
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on African American Affairs will release a series of resources to …read more
The man who developed the most rapidly adopted social impact in the world, the Social Earnings Ratio (S/E), a tool to help institutions measure social impact of decisions and to benchmark …read more
Pope Francis has given another wide-ranging interview in which he shares his thoughts on moral decay in society, especially in Rome, his views on communism, and looks forward to his upcoming …read more
Archbishop Peter Smith has issued a statement clarifying the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales' stance on civil partnerships following a previous statement the bishops made on a …read more
In a message of hope addressed to all Cubans, the bishops of Cuba said “that although Cuba has changed in the last years and the present is not like the past years, a new generation of Cubans …read more
September 3 is the Feast of St. Gregory the Great, who lived in the 6thcentury after Christ. He was the first monk, a Benedictine, to become pope. Barely a generation after St. Benedict, it …read more
Here is a statement from the US bishops' Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church on today's 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin …read more