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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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Published by Paulist Press first published January 1st It is not possible to determine a priori what the structure of farm life should be, since rural conditions vary so much from place to place ehciclica from country to country throughout the world.

Mater et Magistra: Christianity and Social Progress

In this connection, as Our Predecessor clearly points out, it is advisable in the present circumstances that the wage-contract encickica somewhat modified by applying to it elements taken from the contract of partnership, so that “wage-earners and other employees participate in the ownership or the management, or in some way share in the profits. Private enterprise too must contribute to an economic and social balance in the different areas of the matsr political community.

That is why international understanding and co-operation are so necessary. These are very necessary if farm workers are to benefit from scientific and technical methods of production and protect the prices of their fnciclica.

Furthermore, a strict check should constantly be kept upon their activity, so as to avoid any possibility of the concentration of undue economic power in the hands of a few State officials, to the detriment of the best interests magistrra the community. They will thus win those people who are opposed to it through ignorance of it.

These, then, are the educational principles which must be put into effect. On this score alone the right of the Church to full liberty in the exercise of her mission must be recognized.

As is well known, the outlook that prevailed on economic matters was for the most part a purely naturalistic one, which denied any correlation between economics and morality. In this case the rural population would have another means of income at their disposal, a means which they could exploit in the social milieu to which they are accustomed. Otherwise private ownership could be reduced beyond measure, or, even worse, completely destroyed.


Mike Defi marked it as to-read Apr 29, All this implies that the workers have their say in, and make their own contribution to, the efficient running and development of the enterprise. Let us be quite clear on this point. Which means that they must be given more assistance, and more free time in which to complete their vocational training as well as to carry out more fittingly their cultural, moral and religious education. Theirs is a work which carries with it a dignity all its own.

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. It is because these ideologies do not take account of the whole man, nor even of his most important part.

Open Preview See a Problem? In the weight and scope of his arguments, and in the forcefulness of their expression, Pope Leo XIII can have but few rivals. The present advance in scientific knowledge and productive technology clearly puts it within the power of the public authority to a much greater degree than ever before to reduce imbalances which may exist between different branches of the economy or between different regions within the same country or even between the different peoples of the world.

Finally, both workers and employers should regulate their mutual relations in accordance with the principle of human solidarity and Christian brotherhood. It is therefore obvious that the solidarity of the human race and Magostra brotherhood magistr the elimination as far as possible of these discrepancies. It is discernible too in the jagistra legislation of a number of States. They must instill in them an unshakable confidence in Divine Providence and a determination to accept the inescapable sacrifices and hardships involved in encidlica noble and important a task as the co-operation with God in the transmitting of human life and the bringing up of children.

Since, therefore, it proposes a form of social organization which aims solely at production, it places too severe a restraint on human liberty, at the same time flouting the enciclida notion of social authority. And this is as it should be. Both sides must work together in harmony, and their respective efforts must be proportioned to the needs of the common good in the prevailing circumstances and conditions of human life.


Economic progress must be accompanied by a corresponding social progress, so that all classes of citizens can participate in the increased productivity. Wendelyn Tc rated it it was amazing Feb 07, With this object in view, people all over the world must co-operate actively with encjclica another in all sorts of ways, so as to facilitate the movement of goods, capital and men from one country to another.

Not to mention other ways, it is especially desirable today that workers gradually come to share in the ownership of their company, by ways and in the manner that seem most suitable. For true Christians cannot help feeling obliged to improve their own temporal institutions and environment.

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These problems are necessarily the concern of a whole group of nations, and possibly of the whole world. First of all it is necessary to emphasize that if these two kinds of undertaking are to thrive and prosper they must be prepared constantly to adjust their productive equipment and their productive methods to meet new situations created by the advance of science and technology and the changing demands and preferences of the consumer. More and more men are beginning to realize that science has mxgistra far done little more than scratch the surface of nature and reality.

History itself bears this out, for the Church is present everywhere on earth, doing all that she can to embrace all peoples. But a contributory cause of this movement away from the country is doubtless the fact that farming has become a depressed occupation.

They are living in close harmony with Nature—the majestic temple of Creation. In this way, agriculture will absorb a larger amount of industrial goods and require a better system of services. Insurance programs that are established for the general public should not differ markedly whatever be the economic sector in which the individuals work encilcica the source of their income.

The title means “mother and teacher”, referring to the role of the church.