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FROM THE PRESIDENT


With our first newsletter being issued on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7), it seems appropriate our next should be published today, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Look for this pattern continuing with future issues.

I call your attention to the RECENT EVENTS section highlighting our Certificate Course in Catholic Social Teaching held in Washington, D.C. in late October. The Fondazione also conducted the Annual International Conference in Rome this past October, featuring an outstanding series of speakers and panels. Also, please see updates on events from CAPP chapters in France and Malta in the CAPP AROUND THE WORLD section.


I encourage you to visit our thoroughly revamped website (capp-usa.org) to see all that it has to offer. Updates, new pages, and articles are always being added. I invite you to see the most recent addition on The Family.

I hope that you enjoy this newsletter and welcome your comments or suggestions. You can reach me at ffakharzadeh@capp-usa.org.

Finally, as 2021 draws to a close, I would like to wish all of you and your families a most blessed Advent, joyous Christmas, and happy, healthy New Year!

THE CRISIS AND THE CURE

THE ANSWER IS THE FAMILY


"The future of humanity passes by way of the family," said Pope St. John Paul II. Many of us recognize the crisis in our society. But do we realize that the answer to the crisis is the "fundamental cell of society"? READ MORE >>

RECENT EVENTS

 

FCAPP Vatican Conference,
21-23 October 2021



The conference assembled an amazingly diverse and expert group of speakers who addressed the topic of Solidarity, Cooperation, and Responsibility and was highlighted by Pope Francis’ address to members.

READ: HOLY FATHER'S ADDRESS TO CAPP >>
READ: FCAPP PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS TO HOLY FATHER >>
READ: DETAILED SUMMARY OF SELECT PROCEEDINGS >>

CAPP-USA Certificate Course in CST, 24 – 29 October, Washington, D.C.

This 13th edition of our flagship program, conducted with The Catholic University of America, was ‘sold out’ and continued fulfilling our charge to evangelize with Catholic social teaching.

READ MORE >>

CAPP AROUND THE WORLD

FRANCE

Moving testimony leads to deep insights.
 
READ MORE >>

MALTA

Ethics in Business, according to Pope Francis.

READ MORE >>

 

 

 




HENRY SCHWALBENBERG

 

Henry is the Director of Fordham University's Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development.  He is also a professor in Fordham's Economics Department where he teaches graduate courses in international and development economics.  

Currently he works with his students each year to produce Fordham's Pope Francis' Global Poverty Index.  The Fordham Francis Index attempts to measure extreme poverty by measuring seven characteristics suggested by the Pope to better understand both material poverty and spiritual poverty.  Those characteristics include lack of access to water, malnutrition, inadequate housing, lack of employment on the material side and illiteracy, violence against women, and religious persecution on the spiritual side. 

Henry can't wait for international borders to re-open more fully.  One of his favorite activities each year was to travel overseas to visit his students working with Catholic Relief Services in various parts of the globe.

WHAT I'M READING

While stuck at home he very much enjoyed reading Frank Snowden's 2019 book on Epidemics and Development; From the Black Death to the Present.  While the book does not cover the current pandemic, it gives a superb overview of how epidemics have affected society and changed the course of history yielding a number of insights applicable to the current situation.
We need possibilities able to become realities, and realities able to offer hope. This means putting into practice the social teaching of the Church”.
Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice, Inc (CAPP-USA) is the United States affiliate of Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice at the Vatican.

LET US PRAY

Loving Father, you gather us together in this time and place. Send your Spirit to be with us and open our hearts to do your will as we make this journey, dedicated to evangelizing your Word through Catholic social teaching.  Help us with your grace to embrace this new evangelization with faith and love. May it empower us to recognize you and to bear witness to your presence in the world.  We ask this through the intercession of our founder, Saint John Paul the Great, and Our Lady of Fatima, with her son Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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