Discuss 3 key questions about today's economy
This week in Rome the Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (FCAPP), the organization established in 1993 by Pope John Paul II to promote the social doctrine of the Church, convened an international conference to examine the theme of “Rethinking Key Features of Economic and Social Life.” During this conferen...
Says peaceful election was the 'fruit of prayer'
This report is contributed by Mark von Riedemann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Nigerian bishop whose diocese has been hardest hit by Boko Haram expressed confidence in his country’s newly elected president, Muhammadu Buhari, to lead the fight against the jihadist organization. Bishop Oliver Doehme o...
Tells Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization How to Open Our Minds, Hearts
"The New Evangelization is this: to be aware of the merciful love of the Father so that we also become instruments of salvation for our brothers." Pope Francis made this statement when addressing participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization at the Vatican t...
Discuss National Reconciliation, Care for Society and the Poor
Pope Francis met today with Miro Cerar, the prime minister of the Republic of Slovenia. A communique from the Vatican press office described the discussions as "cordial," saying that the Holy Father and Cerar highlighted the good relations that exist between the Holy See and Slovenia. "The Parties confirmed t...
Quote for May 29th
"Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades."
- G.K. Chesterton
Catholic social teaching aims is to help assist reason and to contribute, here and now, to the acknowledgment and attainment of what is just
Here are the speakingnotes of Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry at a public meeting this week on Friday's marriage referendum: Although a citizen of Ireland I am not resident in the Republic and …read more
Through pastoral messages released individually and by episcopal conference, encourage voters to reflect carefully
Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to change the Constitution to declare that legal marriage in the nation can be contracted between persons of the same sex. In the lead-up to the …read more
Some 250,000 People and More Than 12 Heads of State Expected to Attend Saturday's Ceremony
TheChurch and government in El Salvador are preparing together for the beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador taking place this Saturday, reported Fides. Local …read more
Denounces Role of "Experts" Who Occupy Role of Fathers and Mothers during General Audience
Pope Francis continued his series of catechesis on the family at today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Father made his way around the square in his Popemobile with the …read more
"When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves from the effects of environmental and social degradation."
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of the address thatVatican Secretary of State, CardinalPietroParolin'sgavethis morning at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross onthe theme:“ …read more
Cardinal Parolin Calls for Combating Poverty, Easing Effects of Climate Change
“When the future of the planet is at stake, there are no political frontiers, barriers or walls behind which we can hide to protect ourselves from the effects of environmental and social …read more
Celebration to Take Place in Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan in Shanghai
At the conclusion of today's General Audience, Pope Francis remembered the upcoming celebration of the "World Day of Prayer for the Church in China." The day of prayer, which was instituted …read more
Italian Bishops Conference Choose Vigil of Pentecost To Pray for Today's Martyrs
Pope Francis expressed his support for a day of Remembrance for Christians who have been martyred and persecuted around the world. The Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) launched the …read more