"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
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CAPP-USA Sponsors the Vice-Coordinator of the Council for the Economy, Holy See -- CAPP member Joseph F.X. Zahra -- at talks in Washington, DC, and New York
As part of the mission assigned CAPP by our founder, Pope Saint John Paul the Great, to promote “informed knowledge of the activity of the Holy See among qualified and socially motivated business and professional leaders,” American CAPP members sponsored Joseph F. X. Zahra, fellow CAPP member and Vice-Coordinator of the Council for the Economy, Holy See, at a series of talks and interviews in Washington and New York February 3 - 8, 2016. 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


Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00pm
Celebrating 125 Years of Catholic Social Teaching - Keeping Hope Alive!   2016 Certificate Course in Catholic Social Teaching, Washington, DC   Oct. 30 - Nov. 4, 2016 Read More


Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30am
Pope Francis' Call for Escaping Poverty:  Practical Examples and New Proposals  September 23, 2016, New York City  A response to Pope Francis'  2015 addressto the United Nations Read More