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A Time to Gather, A Time to Reflect: Poverty and Developmnt Conference Summary
We must go from here with a sense of urgency, in haste.  The going out: that is the greatest task of all.  This conference, much like the Church, is not a place that we “come to.”  It is a place we “go from.” Read more
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Poverty and Development: a Catholic Perspective - Conference Dinner Event Address by His Eminence, Pietro Cardinal Parolin
Pope Francis affirms the necessity of harmonious collaboration among all social forces (business men and women, governments, civil society), with each one committed, according to their area of expertise and responsibility, to the pursuit of the common good.  Read more
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Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, Address to UN Security Council Open Debate on Terrorism
    “…terrorism represents a fundamental threat to our common humanity.”   “At the same time, it should be stressed that to counter the phenomenon of terrorism, achieving cultural understanding among peoples and countries and social justice for all is indispensable. For “whenever adherence to a specific religious tradition gives birth to service that shows conviction, generosity and concern for the whole of society without making distinctions, then there, too, exists an authentic and mature living out of religious freedom.”                             Read more
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3 Principles that Can Change the World: "See, Judge, Act" Episode 1
In this episode, CAPP looks at homelessness and how young volunteers at a high-tech soup kitchen are using Catholic Social Teaching (CST) to make their dreams of helping others become a reality. We also introduce the 3 Key Principles - Human Dignity, Solidarity, and Subsidiarity - to those new to CST. Read more
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What Makes Saint John Paul the Great's "Centesimus Annus" So Important?
Centesimus Annus demonstrates the greatest depth of economic understanding of any magisterial document and contains a modern appreciation for the dynamic nature of free exchange and the way wealth is produced. Indeed, in its breadth and depth, it has been called “a completely new synthesis previously unseen in any other single work of religious reflection on the economy”. Read more

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