Catholic Social Teaching

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.

July 25, 2013

Lawyer Brothers Sue to Overturn HHS’ Contraception Mandate

Michael and Shaun Willis are the latest to file a lawsuit alleging the federal government has violated their constitutional right to religious freedom.

July 9, 2013

Saintly Inspiration: Lejeune Foundation Reports Progress

The U.S. foundation, named in honor of Servant of God Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, seeks funds to advance its mission of helping people with Down syndrome.

June 25, 2013

Archbishop Gomez Says Immigration Tests America's Identity

L.A.'s shepherd says: 'Immigration reform offers us a special moment as a nation.'

June 4, 2013

Pope Francis’ ‘Economic Examination of Conscience’

The Holy Father on faith and the marketplace.

May 16, 2013

Bangladesh Tragedy Sparks Catholic Calls for Clothing Retail Accountability

Justice for oppressed foreign workers is an issue that U.S. importers have a moral obligation to address, Catholic economics experts suggest.

March 8, 2013

The Key to Catholic Social Teaching

March 1, 2013

As Sequester Looms, Catholics Consider the Best Response

The U.S. bishops direct attention on the need to preserve the social safety net, but others suggest additional options merit consideration.

February 13, 2013

Standing With Our Brothers and Sisters

COMMENTARY: As President Obama and Congress focus on immigration reform, Catholics have an opportunity to assist in fixing the current flawed system.

February 6, 2013

States Block Insurance Abortion Coverage as Reality of HHS Mandate Grows

And more states will follow, says the staff counsel for Americans United for Life.

February 6, 2013

Legal Scholar Deplores Media Confusion Over HHS Mandate

December 14, 2012

Catholics See Two Sides to Michigan’s New Union Limits

Some Catholic commentators warn that the law puts workers’ rights at risk, while others say the bill reflects workers’ individual choices.

November 14, 2012

Vatican Conference to Examine Catholic Identity in Health Care

Participating Church leaders and health-care professionals will focus on sanctity-of-life issues and compassionate and palliative care.

October 31, 2012

Campaign 2012 — What Voting Means

The voting booth isn’t the confessional. But like the confessional, it should be entered after serious moral reflection and prayer.

August 15, 2012

Paul Ryan’s Bishop Defends Him Amid Attacks on His Application of Church Teaching

Madison, Wis., Bishop Robert Morlino says he’s not endorsing Ryan, but upholds the candidate’s reputation as a serious Catholic committed to applying Church social doctrine.

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