Posts Tagged ‘Fratelli Tutti’

Vatican launches ‘Fratelli tutti’ website Comments 0

Monday, December 7th, 2020

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in collaboration with the Dicastery for Communication, has launched a website dedicated to Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical: ‘Fratelli tutti’. The site is currently developed in three languages: English, Spanish and Italian. Further languages will be available soon. It contains numerous resources in other languages, including French, Portuguese, Read more

His job is to be bishop of Rome and the arbiter of last resort on disputed matters of faith Comments 0

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
bishop of rome

The Pope’s new work, Let Us Dream, about which Austen Ivereigh, his collaborator, writes movingly in this week’s Tablet, was published on 1 December. So, with the caveat that the final work may be different from the excerpts I have read, it strikes me that it is characteristic of Francis’ best and least good aspects. Read more

Pope Francis is wrong, property rights are human Comments 0

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
property

A friend of mine, who had spent many years establishing a successful printing business in the Midwest, opened his local newspaper to find a story about a fancy redevelopment project that the city had proposed in his neighbourhood. How nice, he thought, until he realized that planning officials were going to put the project on Read more

Fratelli Tutti – a roadmap to live as one human family Comments 0

Monday, October 19th, 2020
human family

With so much of humanity sickened in soul and body by greed, self-centered indifference to suffering, inequality, polarization and violence, Pope Francis has wonderfully seized the moment by giving to our wounded world the balm of his new inspiring and challenging social encyclical letter titled Fratelli Tutti. Pope Francis warns that humanity is largely going Read more

Non! French bishops oppose bioethics law reforms Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

In a written statement covering a range of ethical concerns, the French bishops permanent council urges Catholics to express their opposition to changes to France’s bioethics laws. The proposed reforms have just passed the National Assembly on first reading and should be passed into law by early next year. They will allow assisted procreation to Read more

Five things to look for in Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti Comments 0

Monday, October 12th, 2020
Fratelli Tutti

“Fratelli Tutti” the new papal encyclical on fraternity and social friendship, is an important teaching document that must be read by anyone who wants to know where Pope Francis is coming from. Through the centuries, popes have written letters or encyclicals on important issues, sometimes addressed to bishops, other times to all Catholics, more recently Read more

Economist analyses Fratelli Tutti and the markets Comments 0

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
markets

According to much of the journalistic commentary, Pope Francis has just issued an encyclical on economics. Reuters, the New York Post, MSN…, the list goes on. All have similar headlines along the lines of: “Pope says trickle-down policies fail society” or “Pope says free market has failed in the pandemic”. Some of the headlines are Read more

Pope Francis admirable goals but weak understanding of a true free economy Comments 0

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
free economy

Pope Francis’s new encyclical Fratelli tutti touches on many issues relevant to national and international economic policy. These will generate considerable debate and, given the influence of the Roman Catholic Church, deserve consideration. The majority of the almost 200 pages focus on issues that go beyond economics and economic policy. The Pope makes many valuable Read more

Fratelli Tutti: a call to see everyone as brothers and sisters Comments 0

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis’s new encyclical Fratelli Tutti is a call for everyone to see the world as being without borders and view everyone as their brothers and sisters, says Catholic Archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew. “Fratelli tutti is a profound document,” says Dew, vice-president of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference. “It can change minds and Read more

Why is Francis of Assisi the patron saint of ecology? Comments 0

Monday, October 5th, 2020
francis of assisi

For Catholics, Oct. 4 is widely recognized as the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Among the best-known and most venerated of the saints, Francis of Assisi has become synonymous in religion pop culture with brown habits, birdbaths and the blessing of animals on his feast day. But beyond pets, Francis is also known as Read more