Observatory Collection

Word and political community. essay on vocation and expectation.


Serie: Journal of the Observatory/11 Publisher: Edizioni Cantagalli Pages: 165 Price: €11.5 In his Introduction the author says: “The most worrisome phenomenon at present is the mounting difficulty to read a word about ourselves, a summons as it were, in things and in our life”. In things and persons, in our past or our religion, in our identity or in […]

Caritas in veritate . Introduction of Giampaolo Crepaldi.


Serie: Journal of the Observatory/10 Publisher: Edizioni Cantagalli Pages: 184 Price: €8.5 /p>             Con la Lettera Enciclica “CARITAS IN VERITATE“, introdotta da Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi, ci troviamo di fronte ad un punto di elevatissima sintesi del pensiero del Santo Padre. I termini Carità e Verità rappresentano la realtà inscindibile che fonda l’essere umano nel […]

Dio o gli dèi. Dottrina sociale della Chiesa: percorsi


Serie: Journal of the Observatory/08 Publisher: Edizioni Cantagalli Pages: 192 Price: €14.5 This book by Rt. Rev. Giampaolo Crepaldi is an important book in terms of contents and especially method.  I am by no means reluctant to say it inaugurates a new pathway. I have always thought that the suspicion people used to harbor towards the Church’s social doctrine was […]

The Prophecy of Paul VI. The encyclical letter Humanae vitae (1968).


Serie: Journal of the Observatory/07 Publisher: Edizioni Cantagalli Pages: 96 Price: €9.5 Forty years have passed since its promulgation and the Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae continues to trigger deep felt reactions. At the end of a series of endless consultations and insistent pressure, Paul VI took a stand. This was back in 1968. Many were those who expected the Holy […]

Environmental ecology and human ecology.


Serie: Journal of the Observatory/06 Publisher: Edizioni Cantagalli Pages: 110 Price: €6.5 Perhaps the main shortcoming of many pro-environment attitudes, albeit subjectively generous but weak in cultural terms, is the desire to save nature by concentrating on nature itself. In his considerations Rt. Rev. Giampaolo Crepaldi demonstrates that in order to obtain results it is necessary to concentrate not on […]

Populorum Progressio between Memories and Hopes


Serie: Journals of the Observatory/05 Publisher: Edizioni Cantagalli Pages: 110 Price: €8.5 A new title in the Series of our Observatory by Editore Cantagalli of Siena (Italy): Cardinal Poupard wrote an intense book, full of memories and personal recollections, on Paul VI’s Populorum Progressio on the 40th anniversary of its publication. The Author is the current sident of the Pontifical […]

God’Truth and Man’s Truth. Benedict XVI and the great Questions of our Time.


Serie: Journals of the Observatory/04 Publisher: Edizioni Cantagalli Pages: 70 Price: €7.5 “I hope that those who will read me will be encouraged to personally approach the thought of Benedict XVI and that it will help them navigate the apparent labyrinth of our times”: it is Cardinal Ruini’s call to reflect, together with the Holy Father and the Cardinal himself, […]

Globalization. A Christian Perspective.


Serie: Journals of the Observatory / 02 Publisher: Edizioni Cantagalli Pages: 108 Price: €8.5 A book published this summer offers a summary of the Church’s view on globalization. In just over 100 pages Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, brings together some of the main points made by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI […]