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The council brings to mankind light kindled from the Gospel, and puts at its disposal those saving resources which the Church herself, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, receives from her Founder. But if by this social life the human person is greatly aided in responding to his destiny, even in its religious dimensions, it cannot be denied that men are often diverted from doing good and spurred toward and by the social circumstances in which they live and are immersed from vatian birth.

For when a man works he not only alters things and society, he develops himself as well. All should be persuaded connciliul human life and the task of transmitting it are not realities bound up with this world alone.

Far from diminishing man, her message brings to his development light, life and freedom. By suffering for us He not only provided us with an example for our imitation, 26 He blazed a trail, and if we follow it, life and death are made holy and take cnociliul a new meaning. Hence, while earthly progress must be carefully distinguished from the growth of Christ’s kingdom, to the extent that the former can contribute to the better ordering of human society, it is of vital concern to the Kingdom of God.

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For man will always yearn to know, at least in an obscure way, what is the meaning of his life, of his activity, of his death. As a result many persons are quite aggressively demanding those benefits of which with vivid awareness they judge themselves to be deprived either through injustice or unequal distribution.

For their part, however, all believers of whatever religion always hear His revealing voice in the discourse of creatures. 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. For the council yearns to explain to everyone how it vafican of the presence and activity of the Church in the world of today.

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To carry out such a task, the Church has always had the duty of scrutinizing the signs vaticsn the times and of interpreting them in the light of the Gospel. Advances in biology, psychology, and the social sciences not only bring men hope of improved self-knowledge; in conjunction with technical methods, they are helping men exert direct influence on the life of social groups.

The union of the human family is greatly fortified and fulfilled by the unity, founded on Christ, 10 of the family of God’s sons.

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The council affirms, moreover, that the Church is willing to assist and promote all these institutions to the extent that such a service depends on her and can be associated with her mission. Nor has any other name under the heaven been given to man by which it is fitting for him to be saved. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat The Lord Himself speaks: Yet these movements must be penetrated by the spirit of the Gospel and protected against any kind concililu false autonomy.

It merits unequivocal and unhesitating condemnation. Nevertheless, with respect to the vtaican rights of the person, every type of discrimination, whether social or cultural, whether based on sex, race, color, social condition, language or religion, is to be overcome and eradicated as contrary to God’s intent.

For by his interior qualities he outstrips the whole sum of vaticaj things. For after we have obeyed the Lord, and in His Spirit nurtured on earth the values of human dignity, brotherhood and freedom, and indeed all the good fruits of our nature and enterprise, we cobciliul find them again, but freed of stain, burnished and transfigured, when Christ hands over to the Father: Their companionship produces the primary form of interpersonal communion.

The First Vatican Council had been held nearly a century before but had been cut short in when the Italian Army entered the city of Rome at the end of Italian unification. Therefore, although rightful differences exist between men, the equal dignity of persons demands that a more humane and just condition of life be vaticam about.

For, taken as a whole, atheism is not a spontaneous development but stems from a variety of causes, including a critical reaction against religious beliefs, and in some places against the Christian religion in particular. She serves as a leaven and il a kind of soul for human society 7 as it is to be renewed in Christ and transformed into God’s family.

Indeed, man finds that by himself he is incapable of battling the assaults of evil successfully, so that everyone feels as though he is bound by chains. For the good of the spouses and their off-springs as well as of society, the existence of the sacred vztican no longer depends on human decisions alone.


Man must respect these as he isolates them by the appropriate methods of the individual sciences or arts. Hence it is clear that men are not deterred by the Christian message from building up concliul world, or impelled to neglect the welfare of their fellows, but that they are rather more stringently bound to do these very things.

But only God, Who created man conciliuul His own image and ransomed him from sin, provides the most adequate answer to the questions, and vaticsn He does through what He has revealed in Christ His Son, Who became man.

Furthermore, in her rejection of every persecution against any man, the Church, mindful of the patrimony she shares with the Jews conciluul moved not by political reasons but by the Gospel’s spiritual love, decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone.

But conciiliul a deeper level they flow from man’s pride and selfishness, which contaminate even the social sphere. Firmly established by the Lord, the unity of marriage will radiate from the equal personal dignity of wife and husband, a dignity acknowledged by mutual and total love.

The very presence of the Church recalls these problems to his mind. The destiny of the human community has become all of a piece, where once the various groups of men had a kind of private history of their own.

This communitarian character is developed and consummated in the work of Jesus Christ. For faith throws a new light on everything, manifests God’s design for man’s total vocation, and thus directs the mind to solutions which are fully human. In His preaching He clearly taught the sons of God ui treat one another as brothers.

Since rather recent documents of the Church’s teaching authority have dealt at considerable length with Christian doctrine about human society, 1 this council is merely going to call to mind some of the more basic truths, treating their foundations under the light of revelation. Such as view was entirely alien to pre-conciliar Roman theology which was more comfortable with the idea: Meanwhile every man remains to himself vtican unsolved puzzle, however obscurely he may perceive it.