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Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 16, 2011

Jane Adolphe
Pages 181-193
DOI: 10.5840/cssr20111617

New Challenges for Catholic-Inspired NGOs in light of Caritas in Veritate

The non-governmental organization (NGO) is perceived not only as a disseminator of information, monitor of human rights or provider of services but also as a shaper of national, regional, and international policy. Many members of the lay faithful, working with others from various Christian denominations, have established NGOs to monitor and to promote the rights of the unborn, the natural family, and many other topics of common interest. These NGOs lobby at the national, regional, and international levels. This paper discusses the role of the Catholic-inspired NGO on the international level with reference to the thought of Pope Benedict XVI in his encyclical, Caritas in veritate.