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Pacem In Terris 139: The Universal Common Good and Personal Rights

A small section today, and a quick post. 139. The common good of individual States is something that cannot be determined without reference to the human person, and the same is true of the common good of all States taken … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 138: Public Authority Instituted by Common Consent and Not Imposed by Force

Speaking of any world authority … 138. But this general authority equipped with world-wide power and adequate means for achieving the universal common good cannot be imposed by force. It must be set up with the consent of all nations. If … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 136-137: Connection Between the Common Good and Political Authority

Today in Pacem in Terris, authority and morality are all tied up together: 136. Now, if one considers carefully the inner significance of the common good on the one hand, and the nature and function of public authority on the … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 132-135: Inadequacy of Modern States to Ensure the Universal Common Good

First a word of hope: 132. No era will ever succeed in destroying the unity of the human family, for it consists of (people) who are all equal by virtue of their natural dignity. Hence there will always be an … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 130-131: Relationship With The World Community

Today in Pacem in Terris, we begin Part IV, treating the “relationship of people and political communities with the world community” Let’s read: 130. Recent progress in science and technology has had a profound influence on (our) way of life. This … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 126-129: Signs of the Times

Do you think there was really a sense in the early 1960’s that diplomacy offered more in the settling of disputes than weapons of war?: 126. (People) nowadays are becoming more and more convinced that any disputes which may arise between … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 121-125: The Evolution of Economically Under-developed Countries

Human unity is grounded in something more than a biological commonality. Christ makes us one, not necessarily by salvation, but by our common redemption: 121. All (people) are united by their common origin and fellowship, their redemption by Christ, and their … Continue reading

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