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Pope Francis delivers a speech to all of the world’s ambassadors to the Vatican on Jan. 8, 2024.

Pope: World Economic Forum meeting an opportunity to find ‘ways to build a better world’

Jan 17, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

On the occasion of the 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Pope Francis sent a... Read more

Shoppers are seen in a Kroger supermarket on Oct. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. Economic prospects are becoming "more pessimistic" in the United States on growing worries of weaker demand, the Federal Reserve said in a report Oct. 19, 2022, citing heightened inflation and rising interest rates.

EWTN poll: Catholics in key battleground states are focused on economy as midterms approach

Oct 25, 2022

By Matthew Bunson

Large majorities of likely Catholic voters in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania consider the economy to be the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Economy of Francesco conference for young economists, researchers, and activists in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 24, 2022.

Pope Francis: Young people are missing the ‘spiritual capital’ that gives life meaning

Sep 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Look at the youth suicide rate, how it has gone up,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Global Solidarity Fund in a room adjacent to the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, May 25, 2022.

Pope Francis calls for a Christian economy based on community

May 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking to members of the Global Solidarity Fund. 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

Pope Francis, pictured on July 27, 2016.

Pope Francis tells Catholic business leaders to invest in the common good

Jul 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He encouraged “investing in the common good, not hiding money in tax havens.” Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 22, 2017.

Pope Francis: Economics should not ‘sacrifice human dignity to the idols of finance’

Sep 4, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told heads of state and business leaders Friday that human dignity and “ecological conversion” ought to shape the... Read more

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy, in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

Cardinal says it is time to rebuild, as economic crisis hits northern Italy

Jul 3, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A cardinal archbishop in northern Italy said Friday that the COVID-19 health crisis has created an “immense” poverty in the... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on May 11, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for the unemployed after coronavirus layoffs

May 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis began his morning Mass on Monday by praying for the unemployed after millions of people lost their jobs... 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

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Professor: Catholic teaching invites us radically to reconsider the economy

May 31, 2019

Among the greatest gifts the Church has to offer the secular world is a profound understanding of happiness, which does... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square April 17, 2019.

Pope Francis: Wasting food shows a lack of concern for others

May 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with members of the Federation of European Food Banks Saturday, Pope Francis warned against food waste, which... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Feb. 6, 2019.

Pope Francis invites young economists, entrepreneurs to Italy in 2020

May 11, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has personally invited young economists and entrepreneurs to join him in Assisi, Italy, in 2020, to discuss how... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis: Capitalism must consider impact on humanity, environment

May 3, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Friday offered a critique of captialism’s impact on the environment, calling for a response that hears “the cry... Read more

Bishop highlights need for just wages in Labor Day message

Sep 3, 2018

The provision of just wages for all workers is a critical component of a moral economy, said the head of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, April 30, 2016.

Pope Francis to G20 Summit: With great power comes great responsibility

Jul 7, 2017

Pope Francis sent a message to leaders of the world's economy gathered for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, reminding... Read more

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Bishops to struggling families: we're with you

Sep 5, 2016

The Church stands with struggling families amidst poverty, unemployment, and opioid abuse in America, said Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami... Read more

Ethiopia women at the market.

In Ethiopia, Church-run small business program aims for a better tomorrow

Sep 1, 2016

Making a living is tough in parts of Ethiopia, but a Catholic-run program aims to change that.  Read more

Poverty, environment, economy – it's all about the human person, Holy See tells UN

Oct 11, 2015

Global efforts to fight poverty, protect the environment and make decisions about the economy must all be connected by the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 16, 2014.

Is the Pope a socialist?

Jul 22, 2015

Pope Francis’ recent trip to Latin America has rekindled questions about whether he endorses socialism, or even communism.  Read more