The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says that the independence of the judiciary is important for safeguarding people’s rights. His statement is here. How might political pressure on judges compromise people’s human rights? How should members of the judiciary be held accountable? Do you think the… Read More »Safeguard Human Rights
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 reminded the youth of Asia that each of us is called to reflect God’s love in our own place and context. His homily can be read here. How does the social, cultural, economic and political context in which you live call you to reflect God’s love? How does… Read More »Love in Context
The Catholic Bishops of the Kachin and Shan states in Myanmar have called all parties to the conflict there to resume talks for peace. The principle of subsidiarity suggests that matters should be dealt with as close as possible to the grassroots and that more overarching bodies should only get… Read More »Call for Peace
In a statement of protest at the reinterpretation of Japan’s Peace Constitution, the Catholic Bishops of Japan plead with their Prime Minister not to give up hope of settling disputes through dialogue and negotiation. The full statement is available here. Can you think of any war that actually brought about… Read More »Don’t Give up Hope
How many wars are raging in the world right now? How do you think it is that so many human beings, groups and nations come to make this mistake so often?
In a statement for the annual observation of 10 Days for Peace, the Japanese Catholic Bishops say that peaceful coexistence cannot be protected by wars. Read the full statement here. Which situations in the world do you think the Japanese Bishops were thinking of when they said this? Where do… Read More »Wars Threaten Peaceful Coexistence