"Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs." (Canticle of the Creatures -Saint Francis of Assisi). LAUDATO SI', Encyclical Letter "On care of our common home."   

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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
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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
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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

Courses

Sunday, November 01, 2015 at 3:00pm
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Ecclesiastical Advisor to CAPP-USA, announces the 2015 Certificate Course in Catholic Social Teaching, November 1 - 6, 2015.  Read More