Mater et Magistra has 10 ratings and 3 reviews. Marie said: Do you want a short summary of Catholic Social Teaching? Yes? Then this encyclical is very mu. La remuneración del trabajo no es algo que pueda dejarse a las leyes del mercado, ni debe ser una decisión que se deja a la voluntad de los. Encíclica Mater et magistra por JUAN XXIII La iglesia como madre y maestra. Sobre el desarrollo de la cuestión social. Calidad de vida.

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Time and again He proved them by His actions, as when He miraculously multiplied bread to alleviate the hunger of the crowds.

Mater et Magistra: Christianity and Social Progress by Pope John XXIII

The nations of the world are becoming more and more dependent on one another and it will not be possible to preserve a lasting peace so long as glaring economic and social imbalances persist. In seeking to enhance man’s greatness, men fondly imagine that they can do so by drying up the source from which that greatness springs and mgistra which it is nourished. Mater et magistra begins by praising three earlier papal documents on social topics materr summarizing their key points.

In the first place, considerable thought must be given, especially by public authorities, to the suitable development of essential facilities in country areas—such as roads; transportation; means of communication; drinking water; houseing; health services; elementary, technical and professional education; religious and recreational facilities; and the supply of modern installations and furnishings for the farm residence.

In some parts of the world men are being subjected to inhuman privations so that the output of the national economy can be increased at a rate of acceleration beyond what would be possible if regard were had to social justice and equity.

And will not men who see clearly and compare the superior dignity of the persecuted with that refined barbarity of their oppressors, soon return to their senses, if indeed they have not already done so? Nevertheless, We believe that very often this movement of population from farming to industry has other causes besides those dependent upon economic expansion. We shall return shortly to the question of the family farm.

It is quite legitimate for nations to treat those differences as a sacred inheritance and guard them at all costs.

But others too, men of good will from every nation in the world, were impelled, under pressure of human necessity, amgistra pursue the same course. Caitlin Herrity added it Jan 11, It is equally important that the government take the proper steps regarding their training, taxation, credit, social security and insurance.


Leo XIII spoke in a time of social and economic upheaval, of heightening tensions and magietra revolt. They may have a large and industrious population, an advanced economic structure, great natural resources and extensive territories.

It is important, too, not to overlook the fact that the economic enterprises of the State and other agencies of public law must be entrusted to men of good reputation encciclica have the necessary experience and ability maetr a keen sense of responsibility towards their country. Yesu Prasad marked it as to-read Jan 28, It must be spread by every modern means at our disposal: Finally—to take a world view—one observes a marked disparity in the economic wealth possessed by different countries.

Mater et Magistra: Christianity and Social Progress

In a system of taxation based on justice and equity it is fundamental that the burdens be proportioned to the capacity of the people contributing.

Hence, when rulers of nations appeal to justice enciclic the demands of justice, they not only disagree on terms, but often increase the tension that exists between their States. First, We must reaffirm most strongly that this Catholic social doctrine is an integral part of the Christian conception of life. Sandy marked it as to-read Aug 24, Moreover, the time has come to promote in agricultural regions the establishment of those industries and services which are concerned with the preservation, processing and transportation of farm products.

Besides, the resources which God in His goodness and wisdom has implanted in Nature are well-nigh inexhaustible, and He has at the same time given man the intelligence to discover ways and means of exploiting these resources for his own advantage and his own livelihood. All of which encourages Us in the hope that individuals and nations will one day learn mwter unite in a spirit of sincere understanding and profitable cooperation.

It is for individuals, therefore, to regulate their mutual relations where their work is concerned.

Indeed, in accordance with “the principle of subsidiary function,” public authority must encourage and assist private enterprise, entrusting to it, wherever possible, the continuation of economic development. No Christian education can be considered complete unless it covers every kind of obligation.

They should also form a flourishing system of cooperative undertakings, and organize themselves professionally to take an effective part in public life, both on the administrative and the political level. A provident God grants sufficient means to the human race to find a dignified solution to the problems attendant upon the transmission of human life. How can economic development and the supply of food keep pace with the continual rise in population?


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First, one reviews the concrete situation; secondly, ett forms a judgment on it in the light of these same principles; thirdly, one decides what in the circumstances can and should be done to implement these principles.

Other books in the series. But at the same time it will provide both industry and the services and the country as a whole with the type of products which, in quantity and quality, best meet the needs of the consumer and contribute to the stability of the purchasing power of money—a major consideration in the orderly development of the entire economic system.

There were those who presumed to accuse the Church of taking no interest in social matters other than to preach resignation to the poor and generosity to the rich, but Leo XIII mxter no hesitation in proclaiming and defending the encivlica rights of the workers.

If this can be achieved, then a precious contribution will have been made to the formation of a world community, in which each individual nation, conscious of its rights and duties, can work on terms of equality with the rest for the attainment of universal prosperity.

But it naturally entails a social obligation as well. As these mutual ties binding the men of our age one to the other grow and develop, governments will the more easily achieve a right order the more they succeed in striking a balance between the autonomous and active collaboration of individuals and groups, and the timely coordination and encouragement by the State of these private undertakings.

Men, too, are becoming more and more conscious of their rights as human beings, rights which are universal and inviolable; and they are aspiring to more just and more human relations with their fellows. Hence each organizes its own defense and builds up munitions of war as a deterrent against the would-be aggressor. But—for reasons explained by Our predecessors—the civil power must also have a hand in the economy.

Mater et magistra Pacem in terris. We enciclcia also like to see it added to the religious instruction programs of parishes and of Association of the Lay Apostolate. Chanticleer the Bard marked it as to-read Jan 04,