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Catholic Social Teaching: Leo XIII Decried the Pernicious Impact of Divorce - Anthony Esolen

To understand why it is not good for the boy and girl to be alone, to understand their toddling steps into the land of marriage, each sex completed by the other, is to begin to understand Catholic Social Teaching.  Read more...

Catholic Social Thought? Not Your Father's Encyclopedia! - Jeffrey A. Mirus

Would it not be wonderful to have an encyclopedia of Catholic social thought?   Read more...

Catholicism & Capital Punishment - Avery Cardinal Dulles

After providing a survey of the complex question of capital punishment Cardinal Dulles writes that: "The Pope and the bishops, using their prudential judgment, have concluded that in contemporary society, at least in countries like our own, the death penalty ought not to be invoked, because, on balance, it does more harm than good."  Read more...

Catholics, Health Care and the Senate's bad bill - Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Catholics and other persons of good will concerned about the foundations of human dignity should oppose it.  Read more...

Christianity Without Salvation - Joseph Loconte

Within a few years of its publication in 1907, Christianity and the Social Crisis swept through America's Protestant churches like a nor'easter, selling more than 50,000 copies to ministers and laypeople alike.  Read more...

Christianity's Indispensable Social Teaching - Cardinal George Pell

Christianity is not a private lifestyle choice, although some in society would like to confine it to this. Christian living and Christian values have public benefits and consequences, and people who are serious about their faith generally seek to live it out in an appropriate way in every part of life. The Church offers its social teaching to all Christians and people of goodwill as a series of reflections on the best way to advance the common good and defend important human values.  Read more...

Clear Thinking on Immigration - Andrew Yuengert

Amid the heated rhetoric and dubious claims made on both sides of the immigration debate — that any concerns about immigration are evidence of racism, that immigrants are ruining the economy — we should all take a deep breath and call to mind the following points:  Read more...

Compendium of Social Wisdom - Zenit

In spite of the limited media coverage of Monday's publication of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, the event was an important moment. The compendium gathers, for the first time in the Church's history, magisterial teachings on social issues.  Read more...

CRS Food Experts Warn of Impending 'Cascade of Hunger' - Catholic Relief Services

The recent skyrocketing cost of food staples around the world is making national and international headlines.   Read more...

Desiccated Christianity - Father Robert A. Sirico

Mother Teresa was once asked how she could go on, day after day, year after year, caring for the sick and dying and poor and offering them so much comfort.   Read more...

Dies Laboris - Robert Royal

On this Labor Day 2009, it's a good idea to remind ourselves of our rich and tested tradition -- American and Catholic -- and what it is that all our labor is for.   Read more...

Each Encounter with Those in Need is an Opportunity to Create a Civilization of Love - Carl Anderson

Charity is as indispensable for those of us giving, as it is for those who receive, for each charitable act speaks the very language of faith and hope, and each time that language is spoken, it builds up a civilization of love.  Read more...

Ending the 'Slavocracy' - Anthony B. Bradley

Slavery is alive and well today. Recent estimates put the number of people in bondage at 27 million worldwide. The abolition of modern-day slavery is an urgent matter; in the words of Pope John Paul II, slavery “constitutes a shocking offence against human dignity and a grave violation of fundamental human rights.”  Read more...

Every needy child is your child - Ed West

Ed West meets the woman known as ‘the Mother Teresa of Cairo’ for her work with the city’s ‘garbage people’.  Read more...

Forgotten Treasures: The Counterrevolutionary Lion - Peter A. Kwasniewski

Prior to the pontificate of Leo XIII, the Catholic Church in the nineteenth century was under siege and on the defensive.  Read more...

From religious roots, the birth of social conscience - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Two centuries ago tomorrow, the British Parliament passed An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.  Read more...

Go Around the Generals - Anne Applebaum

The case for intervention in Burma.  Read more...

God, Truth and the Free Society - Father Raymond J. de Souza

From "thinly disguised totalitarianism" to the "dictatorship of relativism," John Paul II and Benedict XVI are of one mind on the threats to the free society.   Read more...

Good Wars - Darrell Cole

The most noteworthy aspect of the moral approach to warfare in Aquinas and Calvin is that it teaches that a failure to engage in a just war is a failure of virtue, a failure to act well.  Read more...

Government Cannot Love - Deal Hudson

In the midst of Valentine’s Day sentiment, it’s refreshing to hear someone who speaks plainly about love. At a White House briefing on February 6, Jim Towey, the new Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, said something that ought to be heard — “government cannot love.  Read more...

Guidelines for Nations to Get Along - Zenit

The Church's interest in the relations between nations stems from the universality of God's action in the world. Thus starts the chapter of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicated to international matters.  Read more...

Has Europe lost its soul? - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

As the political leaders of Europe come together to try to save the euro, and with it the very project of European Union, I believe the time has come for religious leaders to do likewise, and I want to explain why.  Read more...

Health-Care U - Father Thomas D. Williams, LC

Catholics don’t oppose universality -- but what does that mean?  Read more...

Homecoming: Healing From Abuse - T. Pitt Green

This year marks my fifth anniversary in the Victim Assistance Program of the Diocese of Arlington. I approached Pat Mudd 25 years after being sexually and emotionally abused by priests as a child and teen.   Read more...

How to Think About Globalization - Michael Casey

Soon after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the “Economist” published an editorial examining "the roots of hatred" underlying it. Many reasons for why people might hate the United States were considered.   Read more...


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