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Values, Catholic Thought and Public Policy:

Each and every person is a unique individual with a social nature. The dignity of each and every person comes from their being made in the image and likeness of God, and as this dignity is a gift from God it does not lessen due to age, disability, income status, gender or race. “There is neither Jew or Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28).

The Church's Social Agenda:

It is no wonder, then, that the Catholic Church, instructed by Christ and fulfilling his commands, has for two thousand years, from the ministry of the early deacons to the present time…

Ten Foundational Principles in the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church:

 Ten principles in the Social Teaching of the Church. Here are ten building-blocks upon which the Church's entire social teaching rests.

Catholic Social Teaching:

 Belief in the inherent dignity of the human person is the foundation of all Catholic social teaching. Human life is sacred, and the dignity of the human person is the starting point for a moral vision for society…

Compendium of the Social Dorctrin of the Church:

The Church moves further into the Third Millennium of the Christian era as a pilgrim people, guided by Christ, the “great Shepherd…

The Fight against Corruption:

The International Conference organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the theme "The Fight against Corruption" was held in the Vatican on 2-3 June…

Better Land Distribution:

 Many developing countries have sought to modernize their economies as quickly as possible by basing themselves for the most part on the often unjustified belief that rapid…

Social Teaching on Migration:

Distribute welcoming packets for newly arrived parishioners, host welcoming events such as international dinners, visit newcomers to…

Vatican on Genetic and E. Food:

The most common argument from proponents of genetically engineered crops is that genetically engineered food will be necessary to feed…

Dignitatem Humanae:

A sense of the dignity of the human person has been impressing itself more and more deeply on the consciousness of contemporary man,(1) and the demand is increasingly made that men should act on their own judgment,…

Future of IOC:

The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity…

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