Fratelli Tutti 160: Closed Groups

160. Closed populist groups distort the word “people”, since they are not talking about a true people. The concept of “people” is in fact open-ended.

It would seen the opposite of a clique.

A living and dynamic people, a people with a future, is one constantly open to a new synthesis through its ability to welcome differences. In this way, it does not deny its proper identity, but is open to being mobilized, challenged, broadened and enriched by others, and thus to further growth and development.

In other words, something unlike the cadres immature human beings form.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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