Mater et Magistra has 10 ratings and 3 reviews. Marie said: Do you want a short summary of Catholic Social Teaching? Yes? Then this encyclical is very mu. La remuneración del trabajo no es algo que pueda dejarse a las leyes del mercado, ni debe ser una decisión que se deja a la voluntad de los. Encíclica Mater et magistra por JUAN XXIII La iglesia como madre y maestra. Sobre el desarrollo de la cuestión social. Calidad de vida.

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However, it is no less necessary—and justice itself demands—that the riches produced be distributed fairly among all members of the political community. It is therefore obvious that the solidarity of the human race and Christian brotherhood demand the elimination as far as possible of these discrepancies. But others too, men of good will from every nation in the world, were impelled, under pressure of human necessity, to pursue the same course.

Moreover, man is not just a material organism. Again, every sector of the economy—agriculture, industry and the services—must progress evenly and simultaneously. Interest on capital, prices—whether of goods or of services—profits and wages, were to be determined by the purely mechanical application of the laws of the market place.

His message, not unnaturally, aroused opposition in some quarters, but was received by the majority of people with the greatest admiration and enthusiasm. It is a magnificent work that they are doing, and We are most happy to take this occasion of giving it the praise that it deserves.


Nevertheless, in some of these lands the enormous wealth, the unbridled luxury, matre the privileged few stands in violent, offensive contrast to the utter poverty of the vast majority. The title means “mother and teacher”, referring to the role of the church. Trivia About Mater et Magistra Nearly every country, therefore, is faced with this fundamental problem: Furthermore, the increasing sense of dissatisfaction with worldly goods which is making itself felt among citizens of the wealthier nations, is rapidly destroying the treasured illusion of an earthly paradise.

They also take into account the principal characteristics of contemporary society, and are thus acceptable to all. Mater et magistra addresses the needs of countries that were not industrialized.

And in this work of directing, stimulating, co-ordinating, supplying and integrating, its guiding principle must be the “principle of subsidiary function” formulated by Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno.

History shows with ever-increasing clarity that it is not only the relations between workers and managers that need to be re-established on the basis of ebciclica and equity, but also those between the various branches of the economy, between areas of varying productivity within the same political community, and between countries with a different degree of social and economic development.


In some countries arable land abounds, but there is a scarcity of population; whereas in other countries the position is reversed: But however extensive and far-reaching the influence of the State on the economy may be, it must never be exerted to the extent of depriving the individual citizen of his freedom of action.

Mater et Magistra: Christianity and Social Progress

They are caused, more often than not, by a deficient economic and social organization, which does not offer living conditions proportionate to the increase in population. When this happens, they should be careful not to lose their respect and esteem for each other. Individual e communities may indeed enjoy a high degree of culture and civilization.

Even more powerful are efforts to provide the citizens of those nations with the necessary resources and training to implement modern methods and speed up development.

The Church aims rather at securing that the institution of private property be such as it should be according to the plan of the divine Wisdom and the dispositions of Nature. Time and again He proved them by His actions, as when He miraculously multiplied bread to alleviate the hunger of magisfra crowds.

He reiterated the principles of the Leonine encyclical and stressed those directives magisfra were applicable maagistra modern conditions. The resources of modern hygiene and medicine will very shortly magidtra about a notable decrease in the mortality rate, especially among infants, while the birth rate—which in such countries is unusually high—will tend to remain more or less constant, at least for a considerable period.

This has been her course now for nigh on two thousand years, from the early ministrations of her deacons right down to the present time. As for the wage magitsra, while rejecting the view that it is unjust of its very nature, he condemned the inhuman and unjust way in which is it so often implemented, and specified the terms and conditions to be observed if justice and equity are not to be fnciclica.

The impact of this remarkable encyclical is still with us even today, magiatra many years after it was written.

Other factors too enter into the assessment of a just wage: First of all it should be taught as part of the daily curriculum in Catholic schools of every kind, particularly seminaries, although We are not unaware that in some of these latter institutions, this has been done for a long time now and in an outstanding way. They can help themselves only in so far as they succeed in helping one another.

Who knows, but a ray of its light may one day enter their minds. The attempt to find a solution to this problem has given birth to a number of theories.

Now, in bringing people to Christ, the Church has invariably—both now and in the past—brought them many social and economical advantages. It describes a necessity to work towards authentic community in order to promote human dignity. In modern times magistea have seen an extensive increase in the number of workers’ associations, and their general recognition in the juridical codes of single States and on neciclica international level.


According to sufficiently reliable statistics the next few decades will see a very great increase in human population, whereas economic development will proceed at a slower rate.


Yet at the same time, the divine Master frequently extends to the rich the insistent invitation to convert their material goods into spiritual ones by conferring them on the poor. She has formulated, particularly over the past hundred years, and through the efforts of a very matrr informed body of priests and laymen, a social doctrine which points out with clarity the sure way to social reconstruction.

First consideration must obviously be given to those values which concern man’s dignity generally, and the immense worth of each individual human life. There is, moreover, an ever-extending network of societies and organizations which set their sights beyond the aims and interests of individual countries and concentrate on the economic, social, cultural and political welfare of all nations throughout the world.

It can never be right for the State to shirk its obligation of working actively for the betterment of the condition of the workingman. In the first place, considerable thought must be given, especially by public authorities, to the suitable development of essential facilities in country areas—such as roads; transportation; means of communication; drinking water; houseing; health services; elementary, technical and professional education; religious and recreational facilities; and the supply of modern installations and furnishings for the farm residence.

It is inherent in the very dnciclica of private ownership.

It is a work, therefore, which should be thought of as a vocation, a God-given mission, an answer to God’s call to actuate His providential, saving plan in history. Separated from God a man is but a monster, in himself and toward others; for the right ordering maer human society presupposes the right ordering of man’s conscience with God, who is Himself the source of all justice, truth and love.

The development of encicpica social relationships, therefore, can and ought to be realized in a way best calculated to promote its inherent advantages and to preclude, or at least diminish, its attendant disadvantages.

Mary marked it as to-read Jan 25, Do you think international relationships should have certain boundaries? Daniela marked it as to-read Jun 15, Yet at the same time they should show themselves animated by a spirit of understanding and unselfishness, ready to cooperate loyally in achieving objects which are good in themselves, or can be turned to good.

Seldom have the words of a Pontiff met with such universal acclaim.