Day #120: Gaudium Et Spes 33-34

Today in the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, we begin Part One’s Chapter 3: Man’s Activity Throughout the World.

Ever since the beginning, human beings have striven to improve the world and make advances.  And with greater power comes greater responsibility.

Here are the footnotes.

1. Cf. Gen. 1:26-27; 9:3; Wis. 9:3.

2. Cf. Ps. 8:7 and 10.

3. Cf. John XXIII, encyclical letter Pacem in Terris: AAS 55 (1963), p. 297.

4. Cf. Message to all mankind sent by the Fathers at the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, Oct. 20, 1962: AAS 54 (1962), p. 823.

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