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Benedict XVI’s Address to Plenary Assembly of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

17 December 2012

This a great post by Caeum Et Terra.  Pope Benedict XVI:

“Although the defense of rights has made great progress in our time, today’s culture, characterized among other things by a utilitarian individualism and a technocratic economism, tends to devalue the person. The latter is conceived as a “fluid” being, without permanent consistency. Despite being immersed in an infinite network of relations and communications, the man of today often appears paradoxically as an isolated being, because he is indifferent to the constitutive relation of his being with God, which is at the root of all other relations. “


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Benedict XVI’s Address to Plenary Assembly of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Lord Cardinals,

Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and the Priesthood,

Dear Brothers and Sisters!

I am happy to welcome you on the occasion of your Plenary Assembly. I greet the Cardinal President, whom I thank for the courteous words he addressed to me, as well as Monsignor Secretary, the officials of the dicastery and all of you, Members and Consultors, gathered for this important moment of reflection and planning. Your Assembly is being held in the Year of Faith, after the Synod dedicated to the New Evangelization, as well as — already mentioned — the 50th anniversary of Vatican Council II and, in a few months, of the encyclical Pacem in terris of Blessed Pope John XXIII. It is a context that, in itself, offers many stimuli.

The Social Doctrine, as Blessed Pope…

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  1. Daniel Nichols permalink
    17 December 2012 3:23 pm

    I followed your link here; what a great site. You have been added to my blogroll.

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