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3 Principles that can Change the World

"See, Judge, Act" is CAPP-USA's exciting new Web series that discusses the principles, contemporary issues and implications of Catholic Social Teaching (CST), and investigates examples of CST in action today.
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3 Principles that Can Change the World: "See, Judge, Act" Episode 1
In this episode, CAPP looks at homelessness and how young volunteers at a high-tech soup kitchen are using Catholic Social Teaching (CST) to make their dreams of helping others become a reality. We also introduce the 3 Key Principles - Human Dignity, Solidarity, and Subsidiarity - to those new to CST. Read more
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What Makes Saint John Paul the Great's "Centesimus Annus" So Important?
Centesimus Annus demonstrates the greatest depth of economic understanding of any magisterial document and contains a modern appreciation for the dynamic nature of free exchange and the way wealth is produced. Indeed, in its breadth and depth, it has been called “a completely new synthesis previously unseen in any other single work of religious reflection on the economy”. Read more
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Francis - an economic reformer and provocateur
"Do not expect peace in society without seeking the common good.""More than a tinge of urgency can be detected...in Pope Francis' comments on business and economics in his Exhortation, 'Evangelii Gaudium.'" Read more
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The Core CST Principle of Subsidiarity and Its Implication for National Healthcare Schemes (Audio)
Pope John Paul II had warned us that “By intervening directly and depriving society of its responsibility, the Social Assistance State leads to a loss of human energies and an inordinate increase of public agencies, which are dominated more by bureaucratic ways of thinking than by concern for serving their clients, and which are accompanied by an enormous increase in spending.”   Read more
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What is Basic Health Care? (Audio)
A bishop’s document from 1993 states: “Every person has a right to adequate health care.” Note the language is "adequate" - not "basic."   It continues, "This right flows from the sanctity of life and the dignity that belongs to all human persons, who are made in the image of God.” Health care is more than a commodity; It’s not simply a possession, it is a basic human right, thereby drawing from Pacem in Terris. Read more

Events

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 2:30pm
The 2014 International FCAPP Conference in Rome is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, through Friday, May 9.The theme of the conference is:  "The Good Society and the Future of Jobs:  Can solidarity and fraternity be part of business decisions?" Read More