Populorum Progressio 66: Worldwide Brotherly Love

In describing “Worldwide Brotherly Love,” I think we are talking less of a man-to-man association, but capturing something of a familial spirit. I would propose that we are talking less about an affinity or infatuation with people we like, but developing a mutual concern for people simply because we are all human beings.

That said, 1967 had a problem, and it didn’t go away:

66. Human society is sorely ill. The cause is not so much the depletion of natural resources, nor their monopolistic control by a privileged few; it is rather the weakening of brotherly ties between individuals and nations.

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