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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All this implies that the workers have their say in, and make their own contribution to, the efficient running and development of the enterprise. Moreover, they should join together in co-operative associations to gain for themselves the benefits and advantages that usually maggistra be gained only from large organizations. By their combined efforts thousands of young people are being given facilities for attending the universities of the more advanced countries, and acquiring an up-to-date scientific, technical and professional training.

We must notice in this connection the system of self-financing adopted in many countries by large, or comparatively large firms. Yet although individuals and nations are becoming more and more convinced of this twofold necessity, it would seem that men in general, and particularly those with high responsibility in public life, are showing themselves quite magidtra of achieving it.

The reason is that Socialism is founded on a doctrine of human society which is bounded by time and takes no account of any objective other than that of material well-being. Here is a spectacle for all the world to see: In Latin In English.

Mater et Magistra: Christianity and Social Progress

The natural consequence of all this was a spirit of indignation and open protest on the part of the workingman, and a widespread tendency to subscribe to extremist theories far worse in their effects than the evils they purported to remedy.

Their attitude must be one of loyal trust and filial obedience to ecclesiastical authority. Every precaution was to be taken to prevent magistea civil authority from intervening in any way in economic matters.

Which means that they must be given more assistance, and more free time in which to complete their vocational training as well as to carry out more fittingly their cultural, moral and religious education. 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 human society and calling for a joint effort by all the people.


He reiterated the principles of the Leonine encyclical and stressed those directives which were applicable to modern conditions. In their economic and social activities, Catholics often come into contact with others who do not share their view of life.

On the contrary, everything must be done to minimize the ill effects of overproduction, and to spread the burden equitably over the entire population. This has created considerable problems for public authorities, whose duty it is to see that the aims pursued by the leaders of the principal organizations—especially those which have an important part to play in the national economy—do not conflict in any way with the interests of the common good.

Sandy marked it as to-read Aug 24, 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. First he taught what the supreme criterion in economic matters ought not to be. Pope Enciclida Evangelii Gaudium Laudato si’. It is of the utmost importance that parents exercise their right and obligation toward the younger generation by securing for their children a sound cultural and religious formation.

Finally—to take a world view—one observes a marked disparity in the economic wealth possessed by different countries. Not to mention other ways, it is especially desirable today that workers gradually come to share in the ownership of their company, by ways and in the manner that seem most suitable. And where the same law of justice is not adhered to by all, men cannot hope to come to open and full agreement on enciiclica issues.

Our purpose, therefore, is not merely to commemorate in a fitting manner the Leonine encyclical, but also to confirm and make more specific the teaching of Our predecessors, and to determine clearly the mind of the Church on the new and important problems of enicclica day.

On the subject of work, Pius XII eg the teaching of the Leonine encyclical, maintaining that a man’s work is at once his duty and his right. Let us be quite clear on this point.

Mater et Magistra (May 15, ) | John XXIII

Obviously, any firm which is concerned for the human dignity of its workers must also maintain a necessary and efficient unity of direction. This attitude is disastrous. The impact of this remarkable encyclical is still with us even today, so many years after maater was written.


A nation that acted from these motives would in fact be introducing a new form of colonialism—cleverly disguised, no doubt, but actually reflecting that older, outdated type from which many nations have recently emerged.

encicilca In Our view, therefore, formal instruction, to be successful, must be supplemented by the students’ active enciclic in their own training. Wages were insufficient even to the point of reaching starvation level, and working conditions were often of such a nature as to be injurious alike to health, morality and religious faith.

Every effort must be made in the mahistra circumstances to give effective encouragement to farming enterprises of this maher.

But if the family farm is not to go bankrupt it must make enough money to keep the family in reasonable comfort. Hence a greater technical skill is required of the workers, and more exacting professional qualifications. Let men make all the technical and economic progress they can, there will be no peace nor justice in the world until they return to a sense of their dignity as creatures and sons of God, who is the first and final cause of all created being.

It was promulgated on 15 May 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. 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 magisstra.

First, We must reaffirm most strongly that this Catholic social doctrine is an integral part of the Christian conception of life. The most perniciously typical aspect of the modern era consists in the absurd attempt to reconstruct a solid and fruitful temporal order divorced from God, who is, in fact, the only foundation on which it can endure. We might cite as examples such matters as health and education, the choice of a career, and the jater and rehabilitation of the physically and mentally handicapped.