Catholic Social Teaching

  • January 13, 2020

    Inequality is an issue that looks set to rise inexorably up the political agenda in the coming months and years.

  • July 7, 2019

    Launched in 2015, the awards are in six categories, based on Catholic Social Teaching: promoting dignity of the human person, community and participation, the dignity of workers, solidarity and peace, the option for the poor, and the care of creation.

  • June 13, 2016

    Members of the Catholic National Justice and Peace Newtwork (NJPN) executive have expressed great concern at the content and tone of the debate on the forthcoming European referendum.

  • May 6, 2016

    Reflecting on the relevance of religion in today’s world, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke at a sustainable development seminar in Rome on 4 May, posing a question to the participants: “Is religion able to bring hope to people of today?”

  • September 23, 2015

    As Pope Francis arrived in the USA his biographer, British journalist Paul Vallely tweeted, "The Pope said on the plane what I said last week in -

  • March 4, 2015

    As the first of a developing series offering space for conversation and reflection on how we live together, the Hurtado Jesuit Centre will be looking at topical economic, political and cultural iss

  • February 5, 2014

    Nigerian bishops have abandoned Catholic social teaching by backing a new law which severely violates human rights. By supporting the misleadingly-named Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, they have also distanced themselves from Pope Francis, who has called for a more pastoral approach to gays.

  • March 11, 2013

    It is widely assumed that the next pope, whoever it is, will be of a highly conservative disposition, because both Benedict XVI and John Paul II ensured that the College of Cardinals that now exists was shaped firmly in that direction.

  • November 21, 2012

    For Christians, and particularly Catholics, who believe that their faith is incompatible with right-wing political policies, these are interesting times.

  • October 25, 2012

    As Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith probably has more influence over the lives of the least fortunate members of society than any other person in the country. His decisions have a life-changing impact on poor, sick, and disabled people: the section of society that has least power and influence.