New Diaconal Review
20 May, 2014 – 6:53 am | Comments Off

In February 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Pontifical College Josephinum approved the acquisition of the New Diaconal Review. The Review will be published by the Josephinum Diaconate Institute. Deacon James Keating, Director of …

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Financial Reform
27 October, 2011 – 6:49 pm | Comments Off
Financial Reform

“The world situation requires the concerted effort of everyone, a thorough examination of every facet of the problem – social, economic, cultural and spiritual. The Church, which has long experience in human affairs and has …

Healthcare Allocation and Justice
19 January, 2011 – 6:40 pm | Comments Off
Healthcare  Allocation and Justice

Paul Gately, Professor David Albert Jones (now Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford, formerly the Linacre Centre, and before that Professor of Bioethics at St Mary’s) and Fr Ashley Beck have been involved in …

Your Freedom
1 July, 2010 – 1:32 pm | Comments Off
Your Freedom

Today the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the “Your Freedom” website which hopes to get input from the public on which laws inhibit our civil rights or hamper everyday life or business activity and could …

Facing the Future
30 June, 2010 – 4:52 pm | Comments Off
Facing the Future

Catholic Social Teaching
A one day Conference for Theology Students and Lecturers and those actively involved in the Church’s Social Apostolate.
‘Facing the Future’
Including the launch of “Virtual Plater” an on-line CST Resource.
Date:        Saturday 17th July 2010
Venue:     …

Migrants’ dignity is given by God
13 January, 2010 – 7:07 pm | Comments Off
Migrants’ dignity is given by God

Bishop Patrick Lynch (Auxiliary in Southwark) has marked the 96th World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, 17th January 2010, by insisting that
‘A human being’s worth is defined and determined by their God given …

They Shall Not Grow Old…
22 September, 2009 – 8:00 pm | One Comment
They Shall Not Grow Old…

They shall not grow old – As we grow old
The Somme 1916; millions of young men killed in what was supposed to be the war to end all wars. When Laurence Binyon penned those words …

Economic Activity
1 September, 2009 – 5:31 pm | Comments Off
Economic Activity

In a climate of mutual trust, the market is the economic institution that permits encounter between persons, inasmuch as they are economic subjects who make use of contracts to regulate their relations as they exchange …

Technological Development
19 August, 2009 – 12:27 pm | Comments Off
Technological Development

The challenge of development today is closely linked to technological progress, with its astounding applications in the field of biology. Technology — it is worth emphasizing — is a profoundly human reality, linked to the …

Magisterium of Paul VI
9 August, 2009 – 2:30 pm | Comments Off
Magisterium of Paul VI

A fresh reading of Populorum Progressio, more than forty years after its publication, invites us to remain faithful to its message of charity and truth, viewed within the overall context of Paul VI’s specific magisterium …

Rights and Responsibilities
29 July, 2009 – 12:01 pm | Comments Off
Rights and Responsibilities

“The reality of human solidarity, which is a benefit for us, also imposes a duty.” Many people today would claim that they owe nothing to anyone, except to themselves. They are concerned only with their …

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