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Claire Giangravé - Associated Press
The documentary, based on Francis’ 2018 book “Sharing the Wisdom of Time,” addresses fundamental lessons to be learned through the experiences of the elderly: love, dreams, struggle and work.
Tony Annett says Catholic social teaching offers “a middle road people can agree on between the twin rocks of shipwreck, communism and libertarianism” (photo: AP/CNS/America).
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
I spent the past year writing about the economy through the lens of Catholic social teaching. Here’s what I learned.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In his letter to families, like in “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis paid tribute to the strength and tenacity of couples as they face real difficulties together on the journey of life.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“The Word became flesh in order to dialogue with us,” he insisted. “God does not desire to carry on a monologue, but a dialogue. For God himself—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—is dialogue, an eternal and infinite communion of love and life.”
Pope Francis greets asylum-seekers transferred from Cyprus to Italy with his help, during a meeting at the Vatican Dec. 17, 2021. The migrants are being assisted by the Vatican and the Community of Sant'Egidio. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
Here’s a rundown of some of the issues the pope tried to keep at the forefront of the news in 2021 and articles about them you may have missed.
Pope Francis arrives for an audience to exchange Christmas greetings with members of the Roman Curia in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 23, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The pope’s talk was aimed at promoting a synodal culture, rooted in humility, at the heart of the central government of the church.