Day #121: Gaudium Et Spes 35-36

“Human activity, to be sure, takes its significance from its relationship to man.”

So begins today’s reading from the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World where we continue our reflection on Man’s Activity Throughout the World.

Here is another great quote:

“A man is more precious for what he is than for what he has.”

Our activity not only changes society, but it changes ourselves.

Article 36 turns to look at the relationship of faith with science and our social structures.  Autonomy exists , but the two are not mutually exclusive.

Here are the footnotes:

5. Cf. Paul VI, Address to the diplomatic corps Jan 7 1965: AAS 57 (1965), p. 232.

6. Cf. First Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith, Chapter III: Denz. 1785-1186 (3004-3005).

7. Cf. Msgr. Pio Paschini, Vita e opere di Galileo Galilei, 2 volumes, Vatican Press (1964).


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