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Encyclicals

 

‘Humanae Vitae’ fifty years later

Fifty years after its promulgation, Pope Paul vi’s Encyclical, Humanae Vitae, is viewed by the people of today in a completely different way: in 1968, ...

​Cardinal Koch reviews “Laudato Si’”

Every year the first of September will be a powerful moment for ecumenical dialogue. In fact, in establishing the World Day of Prayer for the ...

The powerful without power

When the Pope was beginning to think about the content of the latest encyclical, he told me me he was especially evaluating the issuer of ...

Laudato Si' in Malayalam

L'Osservatore Romano's collaborators in India, Carmel International Publishing House (CIPH), are proud to present a translation of the Pope’s Encyclical, Laudato Si’ , in Malayalam. ...

Redirecting our steps

“ An authentic ethics of international relations” is necessary, one that is genuinely capable of facing up to political, social and environmental issues, revealed in ...

Laudato Si' in the Muslim world

With Laudato Si', Pope Francis has succeeded in creating common ground between followers of all faiths. Abdullah Hamidaddin explained this in article he wrote for ...

Laudato si'

ENCYCLICAL LETTERLAUDATO SI’OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCISON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the ...

In dialogue with everyone

It was clear from the beginning of Borgoglio’s pontificate that the Holy See would take seriously the concerns over environment that had already been percolating ...

Translating the Pope’s Encyclical

On Monday, 22 July, Archbishop Maria Callist Soosa Pakiam of Trivandrum, Kerala, presented the latest translation of Lumen Fidei at the Bishops’ House Auditorium. Pope ...

Comprehending the nature of the theology in number thirty-six

The new encyclical, issued by Pope Francis, Lumen fidei, is a splendid document that deserves to be pondered prayerfully. Its clarity and depth will repay ...

Lumen Fidei and the use of ‘we’

There was a pillar missing from Benedict XVI’s trilogy on the theological virtues. Providence deigned that this missing pillar be the Pope emeritus’ gift to ...

We must not let ourselves be robbed of hope

“Those who believe, see”. Pope Francis’ teaching in his first Encyclical may be summed up in this sentence, as penetrating as it is symbolic. The ...

Much of Benedict XVI and all of Pope Francis

The question least expected at the Holy See Press Office on 5 July was: “Why has the order been reversed?”. Someone from the Wall Street ...

Here is what qualifies the Catholic identity   of charitable organizations

Cardinal Antonio María Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, and Archbishop Roland Minnerath of Dijon propose various reflections on Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio "Intima Ecclesiae Natura", ...

The power and fruitfulness of humility

The following is our translation of the French article that appeared in the “Figaro Magazine” on 15 February 2013, entitled “The Encyclical Not Written By ...

Rights and dignity of the indigenous peoples

The Church does not consider any legitimate human aspiration strange and makes her own the loftiest aspirations of the indigenous peoples who are all too ...

New degree in philosophy and finance

“Development is impossible without upright men and women financiers and politicians whose consciences are finely attuned to the requirements of the common good” ( Caritas ...

At the crossroads with gratuitousness

On November 17 & 18 th at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, the annual conference of the Social Doctrine of the Church was organized ...

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