Category Archives: Gaudium et Spes

Gaudium et Spes 89

Picking up with Gaudium et Spes 89 today: Since, in virtue of her mission received from God, the Church preaches the Gospel to all (people) and dispenses the treasures of grace, she contributes to the ensuring of peace everywhere on … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 88

We’re getting close to the end with Gaudium et Spes 88, we read first of the danger of scandal from wealthy Christian nations neglecting the basic duty of charity: Christians should cooperate willingly and wholeheartedly in establishing an international order that includes … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 87

Gaudium et Spes treats concerns about population pressure. First, the bishops acknowledge the reality of concern with overpopulation: International cooperation is needed today especially for those peoples who, besides facing so many other difficulties, likewise undergo pressures due to a … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 86

Gaudium et Spes gets a bit more specific on guidelines for international economic policy … The following norms seem useful for such cooperation: a) Developing nations should take great pains to seek as the object for progress to express and … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 85

Gaudium et Spes 85 deals with international economic cooperation: The present solidarity of (hu)mankind also calls for a revival of greater international cooperation in the economic field. Although nearly all peoples have become autonomous, they are far from being free … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 84

Link here, but the text of section 84 is: In view of the increasingly close ties of mutual dependence today between all the inhabitants and peoples of the earth, the apt pursuit and efficacious attainment of the universal common good … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 83

Gaudium et Spes begins a second section in its examination of war and peace entitled: Setting Up An International Community. First comes the acknowledgement of human sin: In order to build up peace above all the causes of discord among … Continue reading

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