Cardinal Brady Notes John Paul II’s Economic Lessons

Zenit – May 3, 2011 Irish Prelates Recall Pontiff’s Legacy, Celebrate Beatification ROME, MAY 3, 2011 (Zenit.org) – Blessed John Paul II had a message that would have helped our world avoid the recent economic crisis, and can still aid in overcoming it, says Cardinal Seán Brady. The archbishop of Armagh, Ireland, stated this Monday […]

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US Bishops Urge Protection of Poor in Budget Standoff

Catholic News Agency – April 7, 2011 Washington D.C., Apr 7, 2011 / (CNA/EWTN News) – As lawmakers battle over the nation’s budget proposal, the U.S. bishops called for action from Catholic faithful to ensure that cuts don’t unfairly target those most in need. “Unfortunately, the voices of poor and vulnerable people are not being […]

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Bishops Exhort Irish to Be Good Neighbors

Zenit – December 14, 2010 Set Aside Jan. 2 as Day of Prayer MAYNOOTH, Ireland, DEC. 14, 2010 (Zenit.org) – There is no substitute for good neighborliness and human friendship, even in times of financial distress, say the bishops of Ireland. A statement today from the Irish Bishops’ Conference affirmed this reflection, made as the […]

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Pope Encourages G-20 Summit to Resolve Crisis

Zenit – November 11, 2010 Stresses Goal of Authentic Human Development VATICAN CITY, NOV. 10, 2010 (Zenit.org) – Benedict XVI is urging the Group of 20 world leaders to find lasting, sustainable and just solutions to the global economic crisis. The Pope stated this in a message sent to Korean President Lee Myung-bak on the […]

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Vatican Bank Addresses Financial Crisis

Zenit – November 4, 2010 Stresses Human Dignity as Basis of Economy VATICAN CITY, NOV. 4, 2010 (Zenit.org) – The Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR) held a meeting to analyze and explain to religious institutes the state of the global economic crisis. This meeting took place Tuesday in the Vatican, in an attempt […]

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Expert Encourages Culture of Global Solidarity in Response to Financial Crisis

Catholic News Agency – October 29, 2010 Lima, Peru, Oct 29, 2010 / (CNA) – The former president of the World Monetary Fund and advisor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Dr. Michel Camdessus, said this week a culture of global solidarity firmly grounded in ethics and that promotes the common good is […]

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Pope: Don’t Let Extent of Poverty Discourage Efforts

Zenit – By Anita S. Bourdin – October 21, 2010 Praises ATD 4th World; Remembers Plight of Haiti VATICAN CITY, OCT. 21, 2010 (Zenit.org) – Benedict XVI is encouraging the members of an anti-poverty organization to resist discouragement before the magnitude of the needs, and to continue their efforts with generosity. The Pope made this […]

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Cardinal: Do Not Be Afraid of the Poor

Zenit – September 22, 2010 Underlines Human Aspects of Development NEW YORK, SEPT. 22, 2010 (Zenit.org) – The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is urging the international community to not be afraid of the poor, and to help impoverished and undeveloped countries. Cardinal Peter Turkson stated this Monday in New York […]

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Pope on Global Development for Poor: ‘Too Big to Fail’

Catholic News Service Blog – September 17, 2010 LONDON — An interesting passage from Pope Benedict’s speech to cultural and political leaders this evening at Westminster Hall in London touched on economic development as an area where moral and ethical values are sorely needed. After saying the global economic crisis was partly caused by a […]

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US Bishops Call for Good Jobs, Wages for All

Zenit – August 24, 2010 Address New Social Contract in Labor Day Message WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org) – The U.S. bishops are calling for a new social contract to meet the challenges of today’s economy, to help workers and the unemployed and affirm the human person. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released […]

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