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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And it is the natural right of the workers to work without hindrance, freely, and on their own initiative within these associations for the achievement of these ends. In modern times we have seen an extensive increase in the number of workers’ associations, and their general recognition in the juridical codes of single States and on the international level. Everything must be done to ensure that citizens of the less developed areas are treated as responsible human beings, and are allowed to play the major role in achieving their own economic, social and cultural advancement.

Experience has shown that where personal initiative is lacking, political tyranny ensues and, in addition, economic stagnation in the production of a wide range of consumer goods and of services of the material and spiritual order—those, namely, which are in a great measure dependent upon the exercise and stimulus of individual creative talent.

And in other countries a notable percentage of income is absorbed in building up an ill-conceived national prestige, and vast sums are spent on armaments. It is therefore obvious that the solidarity of the human race and Christian brotherhood demand the elimination as far as possible of these discrepancies. There was also the constant spectre of unemployment and the progressive disruption of family life. For actually this growth in the social life of man is not a product of natural forces working, as it were, by blind impulse.

We are bound above all to consider as an ideal the kind of mwgistra which is owned and managed by the family. Apr 16, joseito magistta it it was amazing Shelves: That is necessarily so, for men are by nature social beings. The dignity of the human person “normally demands the right to the use of the goods of the earth, to which corresponds the fundamental obligation of granting an opportunity to possess property to all if possible.

We wish further to praise those dear sons of Ours who in a true Christian spirit collaborate with other professional groups and workers’ associations which respect the natural law and the freedom of conscience of their members. Nevertheless, in his striving to master and transform the world around him he is in danger of forgetting and of destroying himself.

Ideally, such price protection should be enforced by the interested parties themselves, though supervision by the public authority cannot be altogether dispensed with. It can never be right for the State to shirk its obligation of working actively for the betterment of the condition of the workingman.


Every nation has its own genius, its own qualities, springing from the hidden roots of its being.

Such men are appalled when they consider how these gigantic forces for good can be turned by science into engines of destruction. Return to Book Page. Accordingly, the standard of living in these poorer countries cannot possibly improve.

It has to promote production in a way best calculated enciclicq achieve social progress and the well-being of all citizens. Interest on capital, prices—whether of goods or of services—profits and wages, were to be determined by the purely mechanical application of the laws of the market place. But however extensive and far-reaching the influence of the State on the economy may be, it must never be exerted to the extent of depriving the individual citizen of his freedom of action.

In the social field we have the development of social insurance and, in the more economically advanced communities, the introduction of social security systems.

Mater et Magistra (May 15, ) | John XXIII

In that broadcast message the great Pontiff claimed for the Church “the indisputable competence” to “decide whether the bases of a given social system are in accord with the unchangeable order which God our Creator and Redeemer has shown us through the Natural Law and Revelation. The right of private ownership of goods, including productive goods, has permanent validity. Pope John Paul II. Public authority should resume its duty of promoting the common good of all.

We must notice in this connection the system of self-financing adopted in many countries by large, or comparatively large firms.

It is a right which must be exercised not only for one’s own personal benefit but also for the benefit of others. Public authority, therefore, must bear in mind the interests of the state as a whole; which means that enciclicw must pro mote all three areas of production—agriculture, industry and services—simultaneously and evenly.

So much is clear. There are vast hidden depths still to be explored and adequately explained.

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It is, as we saw, the creation of men who are free and autunomous by nature—though they must, magisgra course, recognize and, in a sense, obey the laws of economic development and social progress, mzgistra cannot altogether escape from the pressure of environment. Separated from God a man is but a monster, in himself and toward others; for the right ordering of human society presupposes the right ordering of man’s conscience with God, who is Himself the source of all justice, truth and love.

Both sides must work together in harmony, and their respective efforts must be proportioned to the needs of the common good in the prevailing circumstances and conditions of human life.

In an economic world of this character, it was the might of the strongest which not only arrogated to itself the force of law, but also dominated the ordinary business relationships between individuals, and thereby undermined the whole economic structure. Mary marked it as to-read Jan 25, His selection was unexpected, and Roncalli himself had come to Rome with a return train ticket to Venice.


Pius XI was not unaware of the fact that in the forty years that had supervened since the publication of the Leonine encyclical the historical scene had altered considerably. On the contrary, everything must be done to minimize the ill effects of overproduction, and to spread the burden equitably over the entire population.

It must be respected and as far as possible clarified and developed, so that it may remain what it is: It was clear, for example, that unregulated competition had succumbed to its own inherent tendencies to the point of practically destroying itself. It also suggests new and vital criteria by which men can judge the magnitude of the social question as it presents itself today, and decide on the course of action they must take.

Her presence brings about the rebirth, the resurrection, of each individual in Christ; and the man who is reborn and rises again in Christ never feels himself constrained from without. This explains why social and political movements for the harmonizing of justice and freedom in society, though until recently opposed to the private ownership of productive goods, are today reconsidering their position in the light of a clearer understanding of social history, and are in fact now declaring themselves in favor of this right.

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. All this serves to create an environment in which workers are encouraged to assume greater responsibility in their own sphere of employment. Jane Jumaquio marked it as to-read Jun 18, It lays claim to the whole man, body and soul, intellect and will, inducing him to raise his mind above the changing conditions of this earthly existence and reach upwards for the eternal life of heaven, where one day he will find his unfailing happiness and peace.

There are some indeed who go so far as to deny the existence of a moral order which is transcendent, absolute, universal and equally binding upon all. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mater et Magistra: Christianity and Social Progress

First, one reviews the concrete situation; secondly, one 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.

They must instill in them an unshakable confidence in Divine Providence and a determination to accept the inescapable sacrifices and hardships involved in so noble and important a task as the co-operation with God in the transmitting of human life and the bringing up of children.

We must also express here Our heartfelt appreciation of the work that is being done by ecniclica International Labor Organization—popularly known in various countries as the O.