Why is “surrogate motherhood” wrong? 

Upon the teaching and the tradition because: 1. It is contrary to the unity of marriage and to the dignity of the procreation of the human person. 2. Represents an objective failure to meet the obligations of maternal love, of conjugal fidelity, and of responsible motherhood. 3. It offends the dignity and the right of […]

Altum disembarks in the USA with a new Catholic investment platform: Arimathea.

We are thrilled to announce Altum’s entry into the U.S. market with the introduction of Arimathea, an innovative Catholic investment platform. In collaboration with Golden State Asset Management (GSAM), we proudly establish ourselves as the first Spanish provider of Catholic Screening for the United States. Arimathea, accessible at www.arimatheainvesting.com, is designed to empower investors with […]

The Rhonheimer Effect: Shaping Economics, Ethics, and Bioethics in the Modern Age

In the world of economic philosophy and Catholic Social Teaching, Martin Rhonheimer stands as a remarkable thinker whose work has left an indelible mark. The Swiss philosopher and theologian born in 1950, is known for his important contributions to the field of economic ethics and morality, especially in the context of Catholic ethics. In this […]

Social Catholic Teaching and 2030 Agenda – Where is your North?

Part IV: Where is your North? In the last three articles we have been explaining that, although the 2030 Agenda has positive aspects, accepting it implies direct conflicts with the moral approach of the Church. In the face of the widespread acceptance of the Agenda, the question arises: what now, what should Christians do, where […]

Solidarism and Quadragesimo Anno: the legacy of Heinrich Pesch

Quadragesimo Anno is one of the most important encyclicals of Catholic thought. After the first social encyclical that changed the Church’s relationship with the world, Rerum Novarum, Pius XI revisited these ideas 40 years later. One of the most influential thinkers in this encyclical was Heinrich Pesch (1854-1926), a German Jesuit and founder of the […]

Social Catholic Teaching and 2030 Agenda – Two sides of the same coin?

Part III: Agenda 2030 – Trojan Horse for the State and companies to become “moral authorities”? The 2030 Agenda has an undeniable state-run character since it is originated by States and supranational organizations. However, the global nature of the agenda also puts the focus on the private sector, with companies being key players in its […]

Human action, capitalism and Christian values: the work of Michael Novak.

Michael Novak (1933-2017) undertook the task of reconciling capitalism with Christian values by defending this system from the perspective of morality. Advisor to St. John Paul II and correspondent at the Second Vatican Council, Michael Novak was an American philosopher and theologian whose work has had a great impact on the economic thought of the […]

Social Catholic Teaching and 2030 Agenda – Two sides of the same coin?

Part II: Which points are incompatible? Having analyzed the conflict at its root in the first article, it is necessary to analyze, from a more practical point of view, which SDGs put forward postulates that are difficult for Christians to accept. Starting from a different conception of “person” and “human dignity”, the SDGs that mainly […]