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The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola – The Kingdom of Christ

The Kingdom of Christ is a two-part exercise that serves as a bridge from the First to the Second Week of the Exercises. The first scene describes the call of an earthly king who invites his subjects to consider joining him in a noble undertaking on behalf of humankind. The Christ we encounter in the second scene is none other than the Jesus of history who first labored, suffered and died on behalf of the kingdom of God before being raised from the dead to live in the fullness of God’s love for all eternity.

Catholic Social Teachings and Migration

Catholic reflection on the rights of migrants (refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, migrant workers, and internally displaced persons-IDPs) begins with the foundation of all of Catholic Social Teaching–namely, the dignity and sanctity of the human person.

Catholic Social Teachings and the Environment

Contemporary environmental consciousness in the Church received a strong kick-start with Saint Pope John Paul’s 1990 World Day of Peace message, Peace with God the Creator, Peace with All of Creation, and in a number of statements from conferences of bishops in recent years. This essay discussed the connection between Catholic Social Teachings and the environment.