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The Importance of the Family

The newly published Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates one of its first chapters to the institution of the family, described as "the vital cell of society."

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Putting Work in Perspective

Many still keep alive the spiritual message of Christmas in their families, but the end of holidays, and a return to work for many, should not mean forgetting about religion. The recently published Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates a chapter to human work, and seeks to explain its deeper meaning.

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Toward a Moral Economic Life

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates a special chapter to look at economic activity in general. Like other chapters, it starts with an overview of some biblical principles.

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Guidelines for Nations to Get Along

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.

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Compendium of Social Wisdom

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.

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The Blind-Obedience Myth

Catholics do not praise, admire, or aspire to unquestioned obedience. There is nothing virtuous in unquestioned obedience. There is no virtue in being an unquestioning sheep.

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