Day #139: Gaudium Et Spes 56

Today we again turn our attention to culture in the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.

Article 56 finishes up the brief overview of the current cultural climate by hearkening back to the very first line of the document about “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties…”.  In light of our present degree of autonomy and responsibility, it is natural to be both hopeful about what can be accomplished, and anxious about how spectacularly things can go wrong.

The paragraph goes on to raise many of the vexing questions that must be addressed, such as how can different cultures fruitfully dialogue while at the same time retaining their unique identity.

No footnotes.

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