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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They may even go so far as to bring discredit on the Church’s teaching, lending substance to the opinion that, in spite of its intrinsic value, it is in fact powerless to direct men’s lives.

To the performance of it We call, not only Our own sons and brothers scattered throughout the world, but also men of goodwill everywhere. It should be thought of, finally, as a noble task, undertaken with a view to raising oneself and others to a higher degree of civilization.

A trend of people moving away from farms toward cities was partly due to economic growth, but also reflected depression in the occupation of farming and inadequate standards of living in rural areas.

Mater et magistra begins by praising three earlier papal documents on social topics and summarizing their key points. Any adjustment between wages and profits must take into account the demands of the common good of the particular country and of the whole human family.

Moreover, in recent matdr, as we have seen, the productive efficiency of many national economies has been increasing matfr. First, We must reaffirm most strongly that this Catholic social doctrine is an integral part of the Christian conception of life.

Those who violate His laws not only enciclicw the divine majesty and degrade themselves and humanity, they also sap the vitality of the political community of which they are members. Must we conclude that these increased social relationships necessarily reduce men to the condition of being mere automatons? Seth Bobbink marked it as to-read Sep 27, It is inherent in the very right of private ownership.

The solidarity e binds all men together as members of a common family makes it impossible for wealthy nations to look with indifference upon the hunger, misery and poverty of other nations whose citizens are unable to enjoy even elementary human rights. The difficulties referred to principally concerned the Catholic’s attitude to private property, the wage system, and moderate Socialism. The Second Vatican Council opened a little more than a year after Mater et magistra was promulgated. Alexis marked it as to-read Jan 02, Of its very nature the true aim of all social activity should be to help members magistfa the social body, but enciclicaa to destroy or absorb them.


The root of such inability is not to be sought in scientific, technical or economic reasons, but in the absense of mutual trust. Arguments to this effect are based on such unreliable and controversial data that they can only be of very uncertain validity. It taught that the state must sometimes intervene in enciclicaa of health care, education, and housing.

Mater et Magistra: Christianity and Social Progress

Pedro Rocha marked it as to-read Aug magistda, Against this dark background, the brilliance of his teaching stands out in clear relief. And thus he affirms and develops that side of his nature which is noblest and best. Yesu Prasad marked it as to-read Jan 28, They must try to reconcile their rights and interests with those of other classes of workers, and even subordinate the one to the other if the common mster demands it.

We must notice in this connection the system of self-financing adopted in many countries by large, magisra comparatively large firms. On this score alone the right of the Church to full liberty in the exercise of her mission must be recognized. The right to the private possession of material goods is admittedly a natural one; nevertheless, in matrr objective order established by God, the right to property cannot stand in the way of the axiomatic principle that “the goods which were created by God for all men should flow to all alike, according to the principles of justice and charity” On the supernatural level, the Gospels and the whole ascetic tradition of mwgistra Church require a sense magistraa mortification and penance which assures the rule of the spirit over the flesh, and offers an efficacious means of expiating the punishment due to sin, from which no one, except Jesus Christ and His Immaculate Mother, is exempt.

Thus one learns Christian behavior in social and economic matters by actual Christian action in those fields. This, he taught, necessitated an orderly reconstruction of society, with the establishment of economic and vocational bodies which would be autonomous and independent of the State. In their economic and social activities, Catholics often come into contact with others who do not share their view of life.


In business the main operative principle was that of free and unrestricted competition.

Ef is their dignity, a dignity which she has always guarded most zealously and held in the highest esteem. Scientific and technical progress, economic development and the betterment of living conditions, are certainly valuable elements in a civilization.

In it the Supreme Pontiff confirmed the right and duty of the Catholic Church to work for an equitable solution of the many pressing problems weighing upon mxter society and calling for a joint effort by all the people. What can be done to reduce the msgistra in productive efficiency between agriculture on the one hand, and industry and services on the other; and to ensure that agricultural living standards approximate as closely as possible those enjoyed by city encicljca who draw their resources either from industry or from the services in which they are engaged?

However, it is no less necessary—and justice itself demands—that the riches produced be distributed fairly among all members of the political community. To the attainment of this end nothing can be more effective than those principles and that supernatural aid which the Church supplies.

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They must beware of. Work, which is the immediate expression of a human personality, must always be rated higher than the possession of external goods which of their very nature are merely instrumental.

Thom Willis rated it liked it Dec 01, Members are no longer recruited magisyra order to agitate, but rather to co-operate, principally by the method of collective bargaining.

This it matter which guarantees the personal development of the members of society, which is the true goal of a nation’s economy. As a rule no single commonwealth has sufficient resources at its command to solve the more important scientific, technical, economic, social, political and cultural problems which confront it at the present time.

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