Laudato Si 158: Injustice and Solidarity

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Preferential option …

158. In the present condition of global society, where injustices abound and growing numbers of people are deprived of basic human rights and considered expendable, the principle of the common good immediately becomes, logically and inevitably, a summons to solidarity and a preferential option for the poorest of our brothers and sisters. This option entails recognizing the implications of the universal destination of the world’s goods, but, as I mentioned in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium,[Cf. Nos. 186-201] it demands before all else an appreciation of the immense dignity of the poor in the light of our deepest convictions as believers. We need only look around us to see that, today, this option is in fact an ethical imperative essential for effectively attaining the common good.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to Laudato Si 158: Injustice and Solidarity

  1. Liam says:

    Mention “universal destination of goods” and the folks at the Acton Institute get hives and try to administer anti-histamines to the Catholic faithful.

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