Catholic Social Teaching

August 26, 2014

Battle to Halt Ebola Epidemic Needs Concerted Effort, Vatican Adviser Says

Catholic organizations are ‘very active,’ Msgr. Robert Vitillo said, but there is no structured international network of volunteers.

August 22, 2014

Knights of Columbus and Gary Sinise Unite to Aid Veterans

The veteran actor said, 'It's very important we take care of these heroes.'

July 29, 2014

U.S. Farmers and Business Leaders Share Expertise and Insight in East Africa

Catholic Relief Services is in its first year of administering USAID’s Farmer to Farmer program in the region.

July 25, 2014

Immigration: A Principled Catholic Approach Avoids Emotionalism

COMMENTARY: Church teaching on immigration articulates a framework for thinking — rather than merely emoting — through the immigration issue in a manner consistent with Catholic concerns for liberty, justice, human flourishing and the common good.

July 14, 2014

The Seamless Garment: What It Is and Isn’t

July 8, 2014

Pro-Life Leader Believes Tide Is Turning in Europe

Luca Volonte, the former chairman of the Popular Christian Democrats to the Council of Europe, said pro-life marches on the continent are slowly achieving their desired effect.

July 8, 2014

The Catholic Church Must Remain Free to Serve Others, Archbishop Kurtz Says

At the Mass that brought the 2014 Fortnight for Freedom to a conclusion, Archbishop Kurtz specifically cited the work of the Little Sister of the Poor, who continue to fight the government’s contraception mandate.

July 3, 2014

Why We Serve: Religious Freedom and Catholic Service for the Poor

COMMENTARY

June 27, 2014

LCWR Update: Playing Politics Again — This Time With Pope Francis

June 27, 2014

Major FBI Arrest Highlights Problem of Human Trafficking

The crackdown on sex trafficking in 106 U.S. cities was labeled 'Operation Cross Country VIII' and was part of an ongoing effort to stop the exploitation of minors.

June 17, 2014

Nancy Pelosi Echoes Calls for San Francisco Archbishop to Snub June 19 March for Marriage

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone rejects demands that he cancel his plans to address the march.

June 13, 2014

Catholic Charities Ministers to Unprecedented Flood of Young Latino Immigrants

A new center in McAllen, Texas, is part of the Church response to the surge triggered by harsh conditions in Central America and changes in U.S. deportation policies.

June 6, 2014

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May 14, 2014

Students Inspired by St. John Paul II to Revitalize College Town

Franciscan University students help their adopted hometown in Ohio and inspire University of Notre Dame students in Indiana.

April 2, 2014

Oklahoma Catholics Speak Up for the Most Vulnerable

Catholic Advocacy Day allowed more than 60 laity, legislators, clergy and religious to meet with their legislators.

February 21, 2014

60,000 Unaccompanied Minors Could Arrive in U.S. in 2014, Warns Bishops’ Report

The report predicts that violence and lawlessness in parts of Mexico and Central America will drive an unprecedented influx of young migrants to the American border.

January 30, 2014

Pope Francis to Emphasize ‘Human Ecology’ in Forthcoming Document, Says Theologian

Vatican theologian Father Paul Haffner expects Pope Francis to reiterate the Church’s human-centric model of caring for creation, while also correcting erroneous ideas dominant in the secular environmental movement.

January 10, 2014

Catholic Leaders Call for Policies Promoting Decent Work and a Just Wage

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski and Catholic Charities USA President Father Snyder said the current minimum wage does not allow people to live in dignity and raise one child out of poverty.

December 26, 2013

Economist: Christianity Helps India’s ‘Untouchable’ Women Rise Up From Poverty

A Georgetown University researcher’s pilot study found positive improvements for India’s Dalit women after converting to Christianity.

November 27, 2013

Doctor Warns That HHS Mandate Puts Religious Identity at Risk

Head of U.S. Catholic health-care system addresses urgent concerns.

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