Pope Francis sees violence against creation as a reflection of human sinfulness. What are some of the ways in which our sinfulness can harm or cause sickness in the rest of creation? Do you think of your attitude towards creation as violent? In one of many references to the heart,… Read More »Violence Against Creation
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Inspirational Catholic Social Teaching Quotes
Catholic Social Teaching Quotes
Learn about the social justice teachings of the Catholic church with these Catholic Social Teaching quotes. These quotes come from the Popes, and from individual Bishops and Bishops Conferences of the Asia Pacific region.
Pope Francis links the ecological crisis and forced displacement, pointing out that those forcibly displaced by environmental degradation and climate change are not protected by international humanitarian law. Environmental refugees are a new category of refugees who are not effectively assisted by the international community. Who are the… Read More »Environmental Refugees
What does the integrity of human life mean to you? How do ‘great values’ come together in your life and commitments? Could they be more integrated?
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has declared 2015 the Year of the Poor. It is part of a nine-year preparation for the 500th anniversary of the first Mass and baptism in the Philippines. You can read their opening message for the Year of the Poor here. They invite… Read More »Year of the Poor in the Philippines
Archbishop Julian Leow, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia calls for respect for the rights of religious minorities. A a Catholic newspaper has lost a legal appeal to continue to use the Bahasa language word for God, which the majority of Malaysian Catholics have done for centuries. None… Read More »Protect Rights of Religious Minorities