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Here politics and faith meet. In view of the complexity of the issues, it is obvious that the various disciplines have to work together through an orderly interdisciplinary exchange.

This easily yields to a relativism that does not serve true intercultural dialogue; on the social plane, cultural relativism has the effect that cultural groups coexist side by side, but remain separate, with no authentic dialogue and therefore with no true integration.

God does not demand of us a feeling which we ourselves are incapable of producing. How could it be otherwise? Moreover, such development requires a transcendent vision of the person, it needs God: The apparent exaltation of dues body can quickly turn into a hatred of bodiliness.

It is an expression of the prophetic task of the Supreme Pontiffs to give apostolic guidance to the Church of Christ and to discern the new demands of evangelization.

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In the gradual unfolding of this encounter, it is clearly revealed that love is not merely a sentiment. There is only one God, the Creator caritws heaven and earth, who is thus the God of all.


Integral human development presupposes the responsible freedom of the individual and of peoples: The hoarding of resources, especially water, can generate serious conflicts among the peoples involved. Saint Paul, in his hymn to charity cf.

Whether such companies distribute dividends or not, whether their juridical structure corresponds to one or other of the established forms, becomes secondary in relation to their willingness to view profit as a means of achieving encykljka goal of a more humane market and society. Lowering the level of protection accorded to the rights encyklikka workers, or ency,lika mechanisms of wealth redistribution in order to increase the country’s international competitiveness, hinder the achievement of lasting development.

Consequently, the best defence of God and man consists precisely in love. The truth of globalization as a process and its fundamental ethical criterion are given by the unity of the human family and its development towards what is good.

Paul VI had an articulated vision of development. Just as human virtues are interrelated, such that the weakening of one places others at risk, so the ecological system is based on respect for a plan that affects both the health of society and its good relationship with nature. Without in any way detracting from this commandment of universal love, the Church also has a specific responsibility: Charity and Truth, Love and Word.

The multiple structures of charitable service in the social context of the present day. The deterioration of nature is in fact closely connected to the culture that shapes human coexistence: In her letter for LentBlessed Teresa wrote to her lay co-workers: The acceptance of life strengthens moral fibre and makes people capable of mutual help. The entire activity of the Church is an expression of a love that seeks the integral good of man: That, in essence, is what the two main parts of this Letter are about, and they are profoundly interconnected.


It is characteristic of mature love that it calls into play all man’s potentialities; it engages the whole man, so to speak. After so many years, as we observe with concern the developments and perspectives of the succession of crises that afflict the world today, we ask to what extent Paul VI’s expectations have been fulfilled by the model of development adopted in recent decades. Without prejudice to the importance and the economic and social benefits of the more traditional forms of business, they steer the system towards a clearer and more complete assumption of duties on the part of economic subjects.

Deus caritas est (December 25, ) | BENEDICT XVI

The reform of paganism attempted by the emperor Julian the Apostate is only an initial example of this effect; here we see how the power of Christianity spread well beyond the frontiers of the Christian faith. Since the nineteenth century, an objection has been raised to the Church’s charitable activity, subsequently developed with particular insistence by Marxism: On the cultural plane, compared with Paul VI’s day, the difference is even more marked.

Love of God and love of neighbour are thus inseparable, they form a single commandment.

The dynamics of inclusion are hardly automatic. It is true that the enccyklika of investments and skills can benefit the populations of the receiving country.