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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. on July 22, 2014.

Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, June 4, 2014.

Pope says economy must fight 'throwaway culture'

Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human... Read more

Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Pope reminds businesses of responsibility to help poor, vulnerable

Business leaders have an obligation to use their gifts to help the poor and vulnerable, working to promote equality and... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising in Rome, March 12, 2013.

Cardinal calls the word capitalism 'misleading,' urges better dialogue

Cardinal Reinhard Marx wrote an essay in the Vatican's newspaper on Pope Francis' “Evangelii gaudium,” taking capitalism to task for... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience in Paul VI Hall, June 7, 2013.

Columnist: Pope's words rooted in Christ, not Marx

Columnist Kathleen Parker has said free market-supporting conservatives are wrong to attack Pope Francis as a Marxist, saying his comments... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley in Rome, Italy, May 4, 2012.

Bishop counters dismissals of Pope's economic warnings

Critics of Pope Francis' warnings about capitalism are reducing him to a “cartoonish socialist” to diminish the seriousness of his... Read more