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Pacem In Terris 98-99: Active Solidarity

We think of military alliances, traditionally. But the truth is that international cooperation in those listed categories is quite strong in places. 98. Since relationships between States must be regulated in accordance with the principles of truth and justice, States … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 97: A Cautionary Note

Does this cautionary note ring true, do you think? Read it: 97. It is worth noting, however, that these minority groups, in reaction, perhaps, to the enforced hardships of their present situation, or to historical circumstances, frequently tend to magnify … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 94-96: The Treatment of Minorities

If this was a problem in the previous two centuries, it certainly has not been alleviated in the world in this one: 94. A special instance of this clash of interests is furnished by that political trend (which since the … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 91-93: In Justice

Today in Pacem in Terris, justice is not just a matter for individuals: 91. Relations between States must furthermore be regulated by justice. This necessitates both the recognition of their mutual rights, and, at the same time, the fulfilment of … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 90: Propaganda

Moral standards in speaking of another person apply as well to nations: 90. Truth further demands an attitude of unruffled impartiality in the use of the many aids to the promotion and spread of mutual understanding between nations which modern … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 86-89: In Truth

What serve the human race as basic principles for interpersonal conduct, applies as well to nations: 86. The first point to be settled is that mutual ties between States must be governed by truth. Truth calls for the elimination of … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 85: An lmperative of the Common Good

How much more can be said about the common good? Is it just a matter of maximizing happiness of the most citizens most of the time? Pope Pius XII suggests something deeper: 85. But one of the principal imperatives of … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 80-84: Relations Between States

Today in Pacem in Terris, we begin Part III. Let’s leap into international relations: 80. With respect to States themselves, Our predecessors have constantly taught, and We wish to lend the weight of Our own authority to their teaching, that … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 75-79: Three Juridical Demands

Today in Pacem in Terris, Pope John provides a manifesto of sorts: three juridical demands (that’s the word) for all people. It restates the basic purpose of a government. Modern US Republicans, take note. First a Bill of Rights: 75. … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 73-74: Participation in Public Life

How do people take part in civics? It could happen in different ways, depending on the nature of politics and governance in any nation, but it is largely a good thing: 73. A natural consequence of (human) dignity is unquestionably (the) … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 70-72: Law and Conscience

On one hand, a legal system rooted in justice provides a foundation: 70. There can be no doubt that a State juridical system which conforms to the principles of justice and rightness, and corresponds to the degree of civic maturity … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 67-69: Structure and Operation of the Public Authority

According to Pope John, government itself can function virtuously under many different forms:: 67. For the rest, it is not possible to give a general ruling on the most suitable form of government, or the ways in which civil authorities … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 65-66: Harmony Between Public Authority’s Two Forms of Intervention

One serious drawback of the modern lobbying system:: 65. The common welfare further demands that in their efforts to co-ordinate and protect, and their efforts to promote, the rights of citizens, the civil authorities preserve a delicate balance. An excessive … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 63-64: Duty of Promoting the Rights of Individuals

Today in Pacem in Terris: 63. In addition, heads of States must make a positive contribution to the creation of an overall climate in which the individual can both safeguard (their) own rights and fulfill (their) duties, and can do so readily. … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 62: Reconciliation and Protection of Rights and Duties of Individuals

Today let’s examine a brief single section: 62. One of the principal duties of any government, moreover, is the suitable and adequate superintendence and co-ordination of (people’s) respective rights in society. This must be done in such a way 1) that … Continue reading

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