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Centesimus Annus: Encyclical Letter Of Pope John Paul II

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Pope John Paul II issued this encyclical to reflect on the concerns of the working class 100 years after the first encyclical on this topic. Sections Include: Introduction I: Characteristics of Rerum Novarum II: Towards the "New Things" Of Today III: The Year 1989 IV: Private Property And The Universal Destination Of Material Goods V: State And Culture VI: Man Is The Way O ...more
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Published June 30th 1991 by Catholic Truth Society (first published 1991)
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"There is a reasonable hope that the many people who profess no religion will also contribute to providing the social question with the necessary ethical foundation...I also addressed an appeal to the Christian Churches and to all the great world religions, inviting them to offer the unanimous witness of our common convictions regarding the dignity of man, created by God. In fact I am convinced that the various religions, now and in the future, will have a preeminent role in preserving peace and ...more

we're gonna have to actually redact this one going forward.

Obviamente no es una lectura divertida, pero sí muy reveladora. La concepción de Juan Pablo II sobre la participación de la ciudadanía y la dinámica politico-económica es reveladora, aún en esta época. Le da fondo personal a todos estos diferentes procesos sociales que llevamos cargando por años (ya sea de aires capitalistas o socialistas), y un enfoque complementario. Me gustó, está para releerse. :D
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Saint Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła.

The Cardinals elected him Pope at the Conclave of 16 October 1978, and he took the name of John Paul II. On 22 October, the Lord's Day, he solemnly inaugurated his Petrine ministry as the 263rd successor to the Apostle. His pontificate, one of the longest in the history of the Church, lasted nearly 27 years.
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“The social order will be all the more stable, the more it takes this fact into account and does not place in opposition personal interest and the interests of society as a whole, but rather seeks ways to bring them into fruitful harmony. In fact, where self-interest is violently suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control which dries up the wellsprings of initiative and creativity. When people think they possess the secret of a perfect social organization which makes evil impossible, they also think that they can use any means, including violence and deceit, in order to bring that organization into being. Politics then becomes a "secular religion" which operates under the illusion of creating paradise in this world.” 4 likes
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