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The Principles of The Social Doctrine of The Church

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Social Teaching

Javier Hervada The encyclical Rerum Novarum (RN) is considered the first great social encyclical of modern times. It was published by Pope Leo XIII on May 15, 1891, a landmark date in the history of the Church Magisterium Forty years later, Pius XI commemorated it with the encyclical Quadragessimo Anno (QA), and on the eightieth …

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Bridging the Gap

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Catechetics, Social Teaching

by Joe Tremblay Introduction A World without Christ: The year was 60 A.D. Seneca, a Roman philosopher, decided to go to the show; not a play in the theatre but a show of a real life and death drama. He didn’t know what he was getting into. He had heard about the gladiator shows at …

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The human person is at the heart of the whole social order

May 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Messages, Social Teaching

Below is address of Pope Benedict XVI to the members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. In this address he reminded them that “’The human person is at the heart of the whole social order and consequently at the very centre of your field of study. In the …

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