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Gaudium et Spes
Transcript of Gaudium et Spes
Published in: December, 1965 The Signs of the Times were...
Part 1: The Church and Humanity's Calling
This document expresses relation of the Church and modern mankind Human Dignity
Dignity of the Human Person
The Church andAtheism
The Role of the Church in the Modern World
Part 2: Special Areas of Concern Political Signs
-- Arms Race
-- Rich v. Poor Social Signs
--Marriage and Family - Divorce, free love
-- Changes in Culture
-- Changes inTechnology Spiritual Signs
-- Pro-Life Marriage and the Family
The Development of Culture
Part 1 Quotes:
#12: "But God did not create man as a solitary, for from the beginning "male and female he created them" (Gen. 1:27). Their companionship produces the primary form of interpersonal communion."
#26: "This social order requires constant improvement. It must be founded on truth, built on justice and animated by love; in freedom it should grow every day toward a more humane balance."
#32 :This solidarity must be constantly increased until that day on which it will be brought to perfection. Then, saved by grace, men will offer flawless glory to God as a family beloved of God and of Christ their Brother
Part 1 Points
Introduces the story of creation
No matter what we believe we should strive towards unity and the benefit of the common good
Relationships should be put above technology
Respect all opinions
We need to always look to our future - Heaven Part 2 Quotes: #51:“Therefore from the moment of its conception life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes”
#63: “In the economic and social realms, too, the dignity and complete vocation of the human person and the welfare of society as a whole are to be respected and promoted. For man is the source, the center, and the purpose of all economic and social life.”
#63:“While an immense number of people still lack the absolute necessities of life, some, even in less advanced areas, live in luxury or squander wealth. Extravagance and wretchedness exist side by side. While a few enjoy very great power of choice, the majority are deprived of almost all possibility of acting on their own initiative and responsibility, and often subsist in living and working conditions unworthy of the human person” #76: “The Church, by reason of her role and competence, is not identified in any way with the political community nor bound to any political system. She is at once a sign and a safeguard of the transcendent character of the human person.
The Church and the political community in their own fields are autonomous and independent from each other. Yet both, under different titles, are devoted to the personal and social vocation of the same men.”
#77: "In our generation when men continue to be afflicted by acute hardships and anxieties arising from the ravages of war or the threat of it, the whole human family faces an hour of supreme crisis in its advance toward maturity. Moving gradually together and everywhere more conscious already of its unity, this family cannot accomplish its task of constructing for all men everywhere a world more genuinely human unless each person devotes himself to the cause of peace with renewed vigor.”
#78: “Peace results from that order structured into human society by its divine Founder, and actualized by men as they thirst after ever greater justice. The common good of humanity finds its ultimate meaning in the eternal law. But since the concrete demands of this common good are constantly changing as time goes on, peace is never attained once and for all, but must be built up ceaselessly. Moreover, since the human will is unsteady and wounded by sin, the achievement of peace requires a constant mastering of passions and the vigilance of lawful authority.”
Part 2 Points
Without families, society would cease to exist
Marriage is meant to create families
Humans have responsibility
Humans should develop technology to serve all people
Equality of workers and their rights
Church is seperate from politics
Peace and nonviolence is key
Explains the Church’s views on the different areas of concern of the world at this time Signs of the Times Today... Technology
Rich v. Poor
Rights of Workers
Pro-Life Social Justice calls us to...
- Serve the common good
- Solidarity Globally
- Mission Trips
- Solidarity Locally in St. Louis
- Runs At SJA
- Setting an example
- Going to sport events
- Singing at Mass
- Living "Not I, But We" Works Cited
“Gaudium et Spes, The Church in the Modern World.” educationforjustice.org. Education for Justice, n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2011.
Pope Paul VI. "Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World." Vatican: the Holy See. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Oct. 2011. <http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_cons_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html#top>.