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Christ the King at St Etheldreda's, London.

How ought Catholics engage in politics?

As Catholics consider their engagement with the world, including politically, they should consider what kind of society should be built... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 30, 2020.

Pope Francis calls for new economic model to rebuild post-coronavirus world

Pope Francis called Wednesday for a new economic model to help rebuild the world after the coronavirus pandemic.   Read more

Pope Francis pictured at his general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 9, 2020.

Pope Francis: Promote the common good to heal wounds of coronavirus crisis

The wounds inflicted by the coronavirus crisis will only be healed if we put the common good first, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Aug. 19.

Pope Francis: Make coronavirus vaccine available to all

A potential coronavirus vaccine should be made available to all, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.  Read more

Pope Francis delivers his general audience via livestream on Aug. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Human dignity has serious political implications

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian faith demands conversion from individualism and a commitment to defending the inherent dignity of... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience via livestream June 17, 2020.

Catholic social teaching is 'fundamental' to tackling world issues, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis said Wednesday the Church is not an expert in the global health crisis, but Catholic social teaching is... Read more

Brian Carroll. Courtesy photo.

American Solidarity Party candidate presses on to 2020 presidential election

Republicans and Democrats aren’t the only political parties finding their 2020 campaigning efforts hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

What does a just economy look like? One bishop reflects

The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development called on Catholics to reflect this Labor... Read more

Senator Marco Rubio addresses a crowd in Iowa, Jan. 2016.

Senators want study of 'non-compete' deals in low-wage jobs

A bipartisan group of senators have written to the Government Accountability Office asking it to examine the use of non-compete... Read more

Ryan Anderson.

University of Dallas names Ryan Anderson as first Catholic Social Thought fellow

The University of Dallas has announced the creation of the St. John Paul II Social Thought Teaching Fellowship, with Dr.... Read more

Pope Francis at the November 7, 2018 general audience.

Pope says entrepreneurship needed in face of 'scandalous poverty'

“If there is hunger on earth, it is not because food is missing!” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child at the general audience on Oct. 10.

Pope Francis: Abortion is like hiring a hitman

In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.” “Is it... Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in a conference of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Oct. 20, 2017.

Don't sacrifice justice and family for efficiency, Pope tells business leaders

Pope Francis met Friday with leaders in business and civil society, telling them not to get carried away by wealth... Read more

Coffee fruits in the process of ripening. Courtesy of Levanta Coffee.

How a college mission trip inspired a coffee business

When Matt Hohler was in college in 2010, he was a reluctant Catholic - and not a coffee drinker.   Read more

Why Catholic teaching on marriage matters for society

As Catholics continue to debate pastoral and doctrinal approaches to marriage, they should remember that the Catholic approach to marriage... Read more

Social doctrine is about solidarity, Catholic leaders insist

Catholics must fight the societal ills of contempt, poverty, and unemployment through solidarity, recent speakers at the Catholic University of... Read more

Here's what the Catholic Church has to say about your paycheck

“To defraud anyone of wages that are his due is a great crime which cries to the avenging anger of... Read more

Vatican foundation exploring pros, cons of new technologies

Alongside the various technological advances booming throughout the world, the digital age has also brought with it questions as to... Read more

Washington state's bishops listened to the poor. Here’s what they heard.

The stories of poor people – and the need for Christians to help them – are the focus of the... Read more

Did you know there's a third party based on Catholic teaching?

In a country long entrenched in a two-party political system, Mike Maturen faces an uphill battle.  Read more