Catholic Social Teaching

Thumbnail armenian soldier A lesson about life in a global Church

By any measure, Father Vladimír Fekete, the Catholic Church’s apostolic prefect of Azerbaijan, has a tough gig. He’s the head of an...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos h gomez at the second annual immigration summit at christ cathedral feb 27 2016 courtesy of the la archdiocese cna 2 29 16 Archbishop Gomez: It's time to end the death penalty

Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 24, 2016 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Californians should vote for Proposition 62, a ballot measure to end the death...

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Thumbnail msgr flannigan ‘A real pastor priest’: Msgr. Flanagan reflects on a lifetime of service

At his former parishes, he is remembered as the friendly, dependable pastor with a gentle Irish brogue who went door to door to introduce himself...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 86443951 A resurrected vision for our suffering sick world

Although it is Easter season, for much of the world it still feels like Good Friday. Countless people throughout the world continue to carry...

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Thumbnail united states capitol credit phil roeder via flickr cc by 20 cna 2 4 15 As welfare reform turns 20, Catholics discuss its legacy

Washington D.C., Aug 24, 2016 / 12:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Welfare reform was one of the biggest United States legislative events of the 1990s, but...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 417704272 'Be the soul' of the US, Pope's representative tells Catholics

Washington D.C., Mar 31, 2017 / 07:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ representative to the U.S. said that Catholics must be “be the soul of...

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Thumbnail bishop james d conley prays with brother bishops at his installation as the ninth bishop of lincoln neb credit seth demoor Bishop Conley rejects pro-death penalty ads distorting his words

Lincoln, Neb., Nov 5, 2016 / 02:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln has called on the group “Nebraskans for the Death Penalty”...

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Thumbnail cardinal peter turkson credit mazur wwwthepapalvisitorguk cna us catholic news 1 4 13 Cardinal encourages business schools to form principled leaders

Cardinal Peter Turkson has encouraged business school faculty to teach their students about the Church's social teaching and to form them in...

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Thumbnail cardinal george pell 2 in the vaticans apostolic palace on march 17 2016 credit alexey gotovskyi cna 3 17 16 Cardinal to Harvard students: You need to be courageous

Rome, Italy, Mar 16, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- This week Cardinal George Pell sat down with some 20 students from Harvard visiting Rome,...

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Thumbnail pregnant woman credit unsplash cna Catholics for Choice 'woefully' misrepresent Church teaching

Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a dissenting Catholic group recently circulated an ad campaign promoting publicly...

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Thumbnail injection vaccine needle biohazard credit cdc debora cartagena cna 11 13 14 Catholics speak out against execution of two more Arkansas inmates

Little Rock, Ark., Apr 24, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000,...

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Thumbnail hillary clinton credit evan el amin shutterstock cna Clinton ignored pro-lifers at her own peril, Democrats say

Washington D.C., Nov 11, 2016 / 02:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of Hillary Clinton's electoral defeat in Tuesday's presidential election,...

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Thumbnail church credit minutius hora via wwwshutterstockcom cna 12 10 15 Did a 'Catholic Spring' group intimidate Florida churches?

Tallahassee, Fla., Nov 4, 2016 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group that has been tied to the idea of a “Catholic Spring” revolution in leaked...

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Thumbnail american flags credit unsplash cna Did you know there's a third party based on Catholic teaching?

Washington D.C., Oct 12, 2016 / 03:15 am (CNA).- In a country long entrenched in a two-party political system, Mike Maturen faces an uphill battle....

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Thumbnail yes on 62 ‘Do they deserve death?’: Diverse coalition kicks off ‘Yes-on-62’ campaign

“In 1978, my dad and I worked very hard to pass the Briggs initiative, which is today’s death penalty law here in California,” his son Ron Briggs,...

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Thumbnail immigration border visit Encountering Christ at the U.S.-Mexico border

I was a 20-year-old college seminarian when my formation director invited me to participate in my first public demonstration. The date was May 1,...

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Thumbnail dorothy day 1 Examining the early life and writings of Dorothy Day

It wasn’t so much the look of poverty as she saw it a century ago in the teeming tenements of New York that outraged Dorothy Day as it was the...

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Thumbnail tapestry of pope john paul ii hanging from the facade of st peters basilica at the vatican april 25 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna 4 25 14 1 Experts in business, economy, consider Popes' call to solidarity

Business leaders, economic analysts and  theologians gathered at the Vatican this week to consider, in light of Catholic social teaching, the place...

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