Articles tagged: Catholic Social Teaching

Pope Francis v. Donald Trump, and More! 13 U.S. Political Cartoons

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SPL Staff • September 28th, 2015

Listers, His Holiness Pope Francis' arrival to the United States was paved by a considerable amount of political posturing. The Roman Pontiff's focus on the poor, the immigrant, and the environment was too liberal for many, while his focus on marriage, the unborn, and religious liberty was too... Read More →

75 Top Tweets & Instagrams from the 2015 March for Life #WhyWeMarch

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SPL Staff • January 22nd, 2015

Listers, since not all of us are able to be present at this year's March for Life, we have collected some of the best social media posts to share with you here. We'll continue to update this list as the march progresses, and official attendance numbers are released. Scroll down for latest... Read More →

11 Things You Should Know about the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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SPL Staff • November 9th, 2014

Listers, the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta has a long and rich history. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta or "SMOM" for short, traces its origins to a crusade-era hospital in the Holy Lands charged with caring for not only Catholics but... Read More →

15 Catholic Quotes on ISIS, Islam, War, & the Persecuted Church

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SPL Staff • October 9th, 2014

1. Christians are Peace-Loving Citizens "Excellency, we Christians are peace-loving citizens caught up in the middle of a clash between Sunnis and Shiites, as well as attacks from Military groups. Our community has suffered a disproportionate share of hardship caused by sectarian conflicts,... Read More →

9 Official Guidelines Outlining the Social Responsibility of Catholic Hospitals

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • July 26th, 2014

Listers, the following are official guidelines given to Catholic healthcare systems by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops ("USCCB"). These are the first nine directives out of a total of seventy-two guiding everything from employment opportunities to contraception. The first nine... Read More →

13 Political Cartoons on Pope Francis & the Economy of Inequality

Life & Leisure

SPL Staff • July 7th, 2014

Listers, Pope Francis' comments on the economy have generated a lot of attention. Political parties have been quick to judge his comments and either claim him as their own or dismiss him as a socialist/marxist. What has not happened, however, is a holistic digestion of the Holy Father's words.... Read More →

Commentary on the 4 Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance

Theology

SPL Staff • February 1st, 2014

Listers, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are sins that cry out to heaven. "The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are 'sins that cry to heaven': the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner,... Read More →

Top 10 Most Popular Catholic Lists of 2013

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SPL Staff • January 8th, 2014

Listers, thank you for another wonderful year. SPL seeks to provide you with timeless lists that catalogue various aspects of the Catholic faith. The 2013 Top Ten List demonstrates the diversity of those aspects by listing everything from Trappist Ales to images of Mary breastfeeding. If you'd... Read More →

Serving the Underserved: 22 Holy Scriptures on the Poor and Poverty

Theology

SPL Staff • September 30th, 2013

Listers, Archbishop Chaput once said, "If we don't love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to Hell." The following verses are only a sampling of the Holy Scriptures that speak on the Lord's predilection toward the poor and the Catholic's mandate to serve the... Read More →

10 Thoughts on Euthanasia within the Ancients & Moderns Dialogue

Philosophy

SPL Staff • September 9th, 2013

Listers, the concept of a "right to become dead" by the assistance of another is non-sensical. Neither in the ancient world's focus on natural law nor in modernity's obsession with individual rights is a right to become dead a tenable position. The following is the Part III of our discussion on... Read More →

Worth Watching: 9 Videos that Warm the Catholic Soul

Life & Leisure

SPL Staff • May 20th, 2013

Listers, we encourage you to share your faith by sharing these videos. The Catholic faith is a beautiful and rich religion and so many inside and outside of the Church are blind to its beauty. We've catalogued a multitude of video-lists, but this is our second collection of heart-warming Catholic... Read More →

POPE FRANCIS: 30 Photos and Memes from his Election

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SPL Staff • March 15th, 2013

Listers, habemus papam, Franciscum! We've collected some of the more popular photographs and memes circling social media. Regarding sources, almost all the photos were simply being shared on Facebook or Twitter; however, a good source for these memes and others is the highly recommended Catholic... Read More →

Catholic Countdown: The Top 20 Lists of 2012

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SPL Staff • January 28th, 2013

Listers, in little over a year St. Peter's List has become a rapidly growing community of faithful Catholics. Our I Stand with the Catholic Church graphics have been used in religious liberty rallies around the nation and listers have sent fantastic photos of themselves and their loved ones... Read More →

7 Quotes from Benedict XVI's 2013 "State of the World" Address

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SPL Staff • January 14th, 2013

Listers, the following quotes are taken from what has come to be known as the "State of the World" address. Right on the heels of his excellent Christmas Eve homily, His Holiness' address to the Diplomatic Corps touched on Syria, Iraq, North Africa, and many other nations and their turmoils.... Read More →

The Educated Catholic Voter: 10 Lists on the Catholic Citizen

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • October 29th, 2012

Listers in lieu of some comparison of fleeting political platforms and promises, SPL presents a collection of lists that articulates the Church's timeless political principles. The following lists pull from USCCB documents that address particular American politics, Vatican documents that address... Read More →

Fear Not Little Flock: "All 12 Texts from the Holy Father''s Apostolic Journey to Lebanon

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SPL Staff • September 17th, 2012

Apostolic Journey to Lebanon (14-16 September 2012) On the occasion of the signing and publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. All quotes are by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI unless otherwise cited.   1.... Read More →

The Enchanted Forest: 6 Political Teachings from St. Augustine

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • July 16th, 2012

Listers, the science of politics is the "noble science," because it is the highest practical science. Theology- more specifically the Sacred Doctrine of the Catholic Church - is the "Queen of the Sciences." Understanding her queenly role alongside politics has been the endeavor of many great... Read More →

8 Thoughts On How Catholic Social Teaching Transcends Partisanship

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SPL Staff • July 2nd, 2012

Listers, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus - Carl Anderson - penned a brief observation on the history of the Catholic vote in America and its relationship to Catholic Social Teaching. Published during the 2012 Fortnight of Freedom, the Supreme Knight calls Catholic voters to hold... Read More →

Understanding Catholic Social Teaching: 14 Scriptures

Theology

SPL Staff • June 28th, 2012

Listers, in researching the connection** between salvation and our treatment of the poor, I came across a Catholic Charities' document outlining Catholic Social Teaching according to Scripture.** As articulated by the Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, "Catholics are in a unique position to change the... Read More →

The Poor and Our Salvation: 5 Thoughts

Theology

SPL Staff • April 17th, 2012

Fellow Listers, let us consider the connection between serving the poor and our own salvation. 1. A Matter of Heaven & Hell? "If we don't love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to Hell." Archbishop Chaput, Philadelphia 2. What Does the Old Testament... Read More →
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