"Praise be You, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, ..." (Canticle of the Creatures -Saint Francis of Assisi).  
"In this Encyclical, I would like to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home." [LS,3]

Pope Francis

Catholic Social Teaching
answers a question posed by Tolstoy:
“How, then, shall we live our life?” Learn More
Read Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of the Gospel

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Vice-Coordinator of the Vatican's Council for the Economy - Speaker at the UN and The Catholic University of America
In his address to the UN General Assembly last September, 2015, Pope Francis focused the world’s attention on the “vast ranks of the excluded.” He emphasized, “we are dealing with real men and women who live, struggle and suffer, and are often forced to live in great poverty, deprived of all rights.” Read more
Good, Socially Responsible Business
 Enterprise, which depends on decision-making by various stakeholders – shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, local authorities and communities – is a restless process that can only be guided by ethical considerations that prioritise the values of humility and openness Read more
A Reformed Market Economy: Entrepreneurship for Human Development-The Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice 2015 Statement
THE CENTESIMUS ANNUS PRO PONTIFICE 2015 STATEMENT - "A Reformed Market Economy: Entrepreneurship for Human Development” - is the result of the May 2013 challenge by Pope Francis to members of CAPP  for recommendations on how the market economy might be made more sensitive to the needs of the poor and marginalized.   Read more
A Working Paper for the 2015 International FCAPP Conference, May 25-27: The Future of Employment and the Informal Economy
Catholic Social Teaching calls on us to undertake work in a responsible manner and to treat workers well, and reminds us that failure to respect the dignity of human work too often results in poverty and insecurity. Read more


Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2:30pm
FCAPP 2016 International Conference:  "Business Initiative in the Fight Against Poverty - The Refugee Emergency, Our Challenge" Read More