Catholic Social Doctrine

Thumbnail kathleen1 Abortion is a social justice issue

Catholics for Choice (CFC) launched its new ad campaign “Abortion in Good Faith” on Sept. 27, the same day Hugh Hefner died. Hefner, a long...

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Thumbnail skyscraper credit maciej bledowski via wwwshutterstockcom cna A look at how businesses can help the poor

Businesses can care for both the poor and the created world by making decisions that focus on the human person and not merely profit, said Catholic...

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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 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 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 pope francis addresses participants in a conference of the pontifical academy for social sciences at the vaticans clementine hall oct 20 2017 credit lor cna Don't sacrifice justice and family for efficiency, Pope tells business leaders

Pope Francis met Friday with leaders in business and civil society, telling them not to get carried away by wealth and the demands of the global...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to the crowd gathered in st peters square june 15 2015 credit  losservatore romano cna 6 15 15 Fear is an 'existential whip' that can destroy society, Pope warns

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2016 / 02:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, wide-ranging speech to members of international NGOs, Pope Francis offered a...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during the wednesday general audience on nov 5 2014 credit daniel ib  ez cna 2 cna 11 5 14 For Pope Francis, loving concern for the poor is not communism

As Pope Francis stated in a recent interview that love for the poor is not communism, but the Gospel, one of the interview's co-authors asks if the...

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Thumbnail povertycure logo cna 7 7 14 Global network seeks to unite head, heart in charity work

PovertyCure, a global organization that unites like-minded charities, is working to change the dialogue about charitable aid while addressing...

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Thumbnail ammunition for a semi automatic rifle credit guy j sagi shutterstock cna How should a Catholic respond to mass shootings?

When Monsignor Robert Weiss gathered with parents in Connecticut, after 11 children were killed in a nearby shooting, the room went silent and one...

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Thumbnail american flags credit unsplash cna Is Catholic social teaching the change voters want?

Washington D.C., Nov 15, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- American voters wanted change, says one third party presidential candidate who believes...

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Thumbnail vice presidential candidate senator time kaine credit george sheldon shutterstock cna 1 Kaine's abortion stance an affront to reason, archbishop says

Kansas City, Kan., Oct 19, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine’s stand in favor of legal abortion shuns...

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Thumbnail knights of columbus supreme knight carl anderson speaks with cna in rome june 26 2014 credit daniel ibanez cna Knights of Columbus head: Catholics must be a source of post-election unity

Arlington, Va., Nov 7, 2016 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a tumultuous and divided election season, Catholics in the U.S. should find ways...

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Thumbnail united states labor day stamp credit karen horton via flickr cc by 20 cna 8 26 15 Labor Day the Catholic way: help young workers and struggling families

The need for decent work at a living wage – one which can support a family – was a key theme of the U.S. bishops’ 2015 Labor Day message, which...

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Thumbnail voting credit corgarashu via wwwshutterstockcom cna 11 19 15 Loving your neighbor means voting wisely, Northern Ireland bishops say

Armagh, Northern Ireland, Feb 27, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of Northern Ireland’s assembly elections, the region’s Catholic bishops...

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Thumbnail pope francis 2 at the general audience in st peters square april 13 2016 credit daniel ibaez cna Pope Francis: protecting migrants is a 'moral imperative'

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2017 / 08:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis said that it is our duty to defend the dignity of migrants,...

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Thumbnail surgery credit sfam photo shutterstock cna The problem with killing coma patients for their organs

London, England, Sep 9, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There are severe ethical shortcomings in a British doctor's proposal to help unconscious...

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