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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Anthony Galea rated it liked it Mar 09, On the supernatural level, the Gospels and the whole ascetic tradition of the Church require a sense of 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.

It holds fast to the twofold aspect of Christ’s command to give, and summarizes the whole of the Church’s social teaching and activity. They should be convinced that the best way maagistra demonstrating the truth and efficacy of this teaching is to show that it can provide the solution to present-day difficulties.

Mater et Magistra (May 15, ) | John XXIII

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 who have the necessary experience and ability and a keen sense of responsibility towards their country.

Systems of social ett and social security can make a most effective contribution to the overall distribution of national income in accordance with the principles of justice and equity.

In an economic world of this character, it was the might of the strongest which not only arrogated to itself the force of magiatra, but also dominated the ordinary business relationships between individuals, encicliac thereby undermined the whole economic structure. But their degree of applicability to concrete cases cannot be deter mined without reference to the quantity and quality of available resources; and these can—and in fact do—vary from country to country, and even, from time to time, within the same country.

Mater et Magistra: Christianity and Social Progress

Finally—to take a world view—one observes a marked disparity in the economic wealth possessed by different countries. The Church is by divine right universal. There is, alas, a spirit of hedonism abroad today which beguiles men into thinking that life is nothing more than the quest for pleasure and the satisfaction of human passions.

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Every man has, of his very nature, a need to express himself in his work and thereby to perfect his own being. Hence, the Leonine encyclical is rightly regarded, even today, as the Magna Charta 9 of social and economic reconstruction.

Probably the most difficult problem today concerns the relationship between political communities that are economically advanced and those in the process of development. Especially inhuman were the working conditions to which women and children were sometimes subjected.

It must be translated into reality.

We would mager like to see it added to the religious instruction programs of parishes and of Association of the Lay Apostolate.

It is discernible in the writings of the Popes who succeeded Pope Leo. Encclica Stuever marked it as to-read Apr 25, For all that he did to render more precise the Christian definition of social rights and duties, no small recognition is due to Our late Predecessor, Pius XII. Wages were insufficient even to the point of reaching starvation level, and working conditions were often of such a maigstra as to be injurious alike to health, morality and religious faith.

In such cases We believe that the workers should be allocated shares in the firms for which they work, especially when they are paid no more than a minimum wage.

It is not out of place to remark here on a problem which exists in quite a number of countries, namely, a gross disproportion between land and population. We are, of course, well aware that overproduction, especially in agriculture, can cause economic harm to a certain section of the population. Other factors too enter into the assessment of a just wage: It is not enough merely eniclica formulate a social doctrine.

At the same time, however, encuclica assessment of the increased efficiency of social and economic systems in a growing number of communities serves also to bring to light certain glaring discrepancies. It seems to Us opportune to indicate certain directives that can contribute to a solution of this problem: Trivia About Mater et Magistra Clearly, this sort of development in social relationships brings many advantages in its train.

The transmission of human life is the result of a personal and conscious act, and, as such, is subject to the all-holy, inviolable and immutable laws of God, which no man may ignore or disobey. It is discernible encicllica in the subsequent legislation of a number of States. Yet, even so, in isolation from the rest of the world they are quite incapable of finding an adequate solution to their emciclica problems. It was at such a time and under pressure of such circumstances as these that Leo XIII wrote his social encyclical, Rerum Novarumbased on the needs of human nature itself and animated by the principles and spirit maater the Gospel.


We shall return shortly to the question of the wt farm. The title means “mother and teacher”, referring to the role of the church.

But in the twenty years which have elapsed since the changing economic climate noted at that time by Pius XII the economic scene has undergone a radical transformation, both in the internal structure of the various States and in their relations with one another. In helping these nations, therefore, the more advanced communities must recognize and respect this individuality.

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. Where this is secured in a permanent way, a people will be, in a true sense, economically rich, because the general well-being, and consequently the personal right of all to the use of worldly goods, is thus actuated in conformity with the purpose willed by the Creator. They must beware of.

We must also express here Our heartfelt appreciation of the work that is being done by the International Labor Organization—popularly known in various countries as the O. Rerum Novarum is extolled: The developing nations, obviously, have certain unmistakable characteristics of their own, resulting from the nature of the particular region and the natural dispositions of their citizens, with their time-honored traditions and customs.

As We have noted already, modern man has greatly deepened and extended his knowledge of nature’s laws, and has harnessed the forces of nature, making them subservient to his ends. Unrestricted competition in the liberal sense, and the Marxist creed of class warfare; are clearly contrary to Christian teaching and the nature of man.