Populorum Progressio 38: Professional Organizations

38. In the task of development (humankind) finds the family to be the first and most basic social structure; but (people are) often helped by professional organizations. While such organizations are founded to aid and assist their members, they bear a heavy responsibility for the task of education which they can and must carry out. In training and developing individual (women and) men, they do much to cultivate in them an awareness of the common good and of its demands upon all.

This seems a high bar, given the emphasis on education, training, and the amassing of information. Not to mention the economic good of membership, especially those established by longevity and accomplishment.

This encyclical letter is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana, and can be found in its entirety at this link.

CC BY 2.5, Link“>The image is of Lady Justice at the Central Criminal Court of London.

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