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Lives of the saints model Catholic social teaching in new book

Jul 22, 2014 - 11:59 am .- Dignity of the human person, solidarity and care for creation are just a few topics author Brandon Vogt discusses in his new book, “Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World.”

Students inspired by John Paul II to revitalize college town

May 14, 2014 - 04:06 am .- A group of college classmates have set out on a mission to revamp their university town in Ohio after learning more about Saint John Paul II and Catholic social teaching.

Experts in business, economy, consider Popes' call to solidarity

May 10, 2014 - 01:38 pm .- Business leaders, economic analysts and  theologians gathered at the Vatican this week to consider, in light of Catholic social teaching, the place of solidarity and fraternity in making business decisions.

Cardinal encourages business schools to form principled leaders

Apr 3, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson has encouraged business school faculty to teach their students about the Church's social teaching and to form them in ethics, morals, and stewardship.

Labor upholds human dignity, Pope says

Mar 20, 2014 - 03:25 pm .- Pope Francis addressed the central role of employment in realizing human dignity during a special audience with steelworkers and residents from Umbria, Italy at the Vatican.

New app promotes Catholic social teaching

Feb 9, 2014 - 06:25 am .- A new iPhone and iPad application from a Washington, D.C., think tank aims to spread Catholic social teaching through Church documents, news and commentary.

Doctor warns of 'utilitarian' anthropology in care of elderly

Nov 22, 2013 - 05:41 am .- During a conference for health care workers, a Swiss doctor spoke of the world’s increasing elderly population, noting the importance of upholding human dignity in the treatment of common diseases.

Spanish priest warns against ignorance of Church social teaching

Sep 12, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The Church’s social doctrine is central for the life of the faithful, said a Spanish priest, and widespread ignorance of that doctrine is affecting the performance of the laity in public life.

In tough times, Catholics of Detroit provide 'voice of hope'

Aug 1, 2013 - 04:18 am .- In the wake of Detroit’s decision to file for bankruptcy, Catholics in the city are using a variety of venues to provide essential services to neighbors in need.

Bishop calls for social action to address migrants’ challenges

Jul 17, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Bishop David O'Connell has issued a pastoral statement challenging Catholics to reach across partisan boundaries to pray and act for solutions to the challenges facing immigrants in the United States.

Be not afraid of immigrants, Archbishop Gomez encourages

Jun 28, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In a new book marking Independence Day, the archbishop of Los Angeles addresses immigration reform in the context of the American Dream, seeking to stir the consciences of national Catholics.

Migrants on Mexico's border face 'nightmares,' priest says

Jun 11, 2013 - 06:03 am .- Harsh conditions and persecution confront migrants in Mexico, many of whom have been deported from the U.S., according to a Salesian priest who serves the population in the border-town of Tijuana.

US bishops praise immigration bill's advance in senate

May 23, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- The U.S. bishops welcomed a U.S. Senate committee's passage of a major immigration bill as an “important step,” urging the full senate to consider the bill as soon as possible.

Study shows undocumented immigrants largely Christian

May 18, 2013 - 01:01 pm .- A new study says that undocumented immigrants to the U.S. tend to be more Christian than the general population, while new legal permanent residents tend to be less Christian.

Bangladesh tragedy sparks call for retail accountability

May 15, 2013 - 04:03 am .- After the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh which killed at least 1,127 workers, demands for better oversight from Western retailers as well as local manufacturers have been widespread.

Catholics see two sides to Michigan's new union limits

Dec 14, 2012 - 04:14 am .- Catholic commentators have weighed in on both sides of the controversial “right to work” labor bill in the longtime union stronghold of Michigan, with some warning that the law puts workers’ rights at risk while others say the bill reflects workers’ individual choices.

Commentators say pro-Obama Catholics misrepresent record

Sep 28, 2012 - 12:38 am .- The Catholic commentators Deacon Keith Fournier and Deal Hudson, in their new column to run daily through the upcoming elections, have warned that some Catholic supporters of President Obama are misrepresenting his record.

Use Labor Day to remember Catholic social doctrine, priest says

Sep 3, 2012 - 06:32 am .- A Catholic priest involved in labor advocacy says that Labor Day is a time to reflect on Catholic teaching about the role of work in society and in God’s plan for mankind.

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