NCR Today: Thanks to our explosive politics, practically everyone thinks the country is headed for disaster, or is already there.
Catholic social teaching
NCR Today: I dispute the claim that Donald Trump's "statements line up more closely with Catholic teaching than one might immediately assume."
Viewpoint: Rerum Novarum is the starting point of an important tradition of Catholic social teaching that has served as alternative to secular politics.
Distinctly Catholic: Our economic and social life must be predicated on the significance of workers, not consumers.
Updated: The presidential candidate is set to speak Friday afternoon in a presentation titled "The Urgency of a Moral Economy: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of Centesimus Annus."
The Scandinavian country's social support system among factors for its high ranking in 2016 World Happiness Report.
NCR Today: In anticipation of Pope Francis meeting with world leaders in Washington, D.C., today he received an invitation to dialogue from the working class folks who serve them.
Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology and climate is expected to send a strong moral message -- one message that could make some readers uncomfortable, some observers say.
"The encyclical will address the issue of inequality in the distribution of resources and topics such as the wasting of food and the irresponsible exploitation of nature and the consequences for people's life and health," Archbishop Pedro Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, Peru, told Catholic News Service.
With its release, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment will be the first such document to focus exclusively on issues of ecology and humans’ place within and relationship with God’s creation.
While Francis’ document has sparked renewed interest in this area, Catholics have a history of valuing creation. Its care is one of the strands of Catholic social teaching -- along with maintaining the dignity of all people, the common good, and peace and reconciliation -- present across the fabric of our history.
Catholic social teaching about the family and the human person "flies in the face of the modern individualist attitudes that pervade our culture."