In today’s reading from the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, we begin section 1 of our chapter on culture.
Section 1 basically takes a look at what the current situation is with regards to culture. Article 54 lists of the many societal changes in our time that result in us truly living in a “new age of human history.” Article 55 talks of the “birth of a new humanism” whereby human beings around the globe are ever more aware of their “autonomy” and “responsibility.”
1. Cf. Introductory statement of this constitution, n. 4 ff.