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Friday, September 30, 2016
Dublin: politicians, church leaders in conference on Catholic social teaching
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¬†The Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern, Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Lord Chris Patten of Barnes were among the speakers at a conference on Catholic social teaching in Dublin yesterday. The Irish Commission for Justice and Social Affairs (ICJSA), a commission of the Irish Bishops' Conference, hosted the conference on the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, in Croke Park, Dublin. The event was opened by the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Dr SeŠn Brady. The Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, Dr Diarmuid Martin, addressed the conference on the theme of: "A shared humanism based on solidarity: principles for reflection, criteria for judgement and guidelines for action". Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace spoke on the theme: "Towards a civilisation of love: the challenge of Catholic Doctrine today". Lord Chris Patten of Barnes spoke on: "The complex events that mark our time: the Compendium as an instrument of social and political discernment in a global context." An Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern TD, spoke on the contribution of Catholic social teaching to Irish life. Mrs Nuala O'Loan, the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, addressed the conference on: "The privatisation of public morality; the Compendium on religious belief and public life." In thanking the speakers for their time and excellent contributions, the Chair of the ICJSA and organiser of the event, Bishop Raymond Field, said: "The Church's social doctrine calls above all on lay Christians everywhere to live in a society as a witness to Jesus Christ and to the Good News proclaimed in the Gospels. Our objective today is twofold: firstly, to raise awareness of and to promote the social doctrine of the Church. It is in that context that, econdly, we wish to facilitate and encourage a conversation around many of the social issues which challenge us both nationally and internationally." Source: Irish Catholic Media Office
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