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A screenshot of Pope Francis speaking during the fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements Oct. 16, 2021

Pope Francis: Catholic social teaching has useful principles for popular movements to follow

Oct 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke over video call to participants in the fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements. Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley preaching during Mass in the cathedral in 2021.

Marking Labor Day, archbishop urges Catholics to pray and work for an economy that respects the common good

Sep 6, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A US archbishop has urged Catholics to pray and work for an economy that respects the common good, as the... Read more

Christ the King at St Etheldreda's, London.

How ought Catholics engage in politics?

Dec 13, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

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

Sep 30, 2020

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

Sep 9, 2020

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

Aug 19, 2020

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

Aug 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Aug 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 17, 2020

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

Sep 2, 2019

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

Mar 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Feb 8, 2019

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'

Nov 7, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“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

Oct 10, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Oct 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Jul 24, 2017

By Mary Farrow

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

Mar 2, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Jan 20, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

Dec 29, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

“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

Nov 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

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