Day #154: Gaudium Et Spes 75

Today’s reading from the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World finds us looking at the political community once again.

Article 75 looks at some of the guiding principles for rulers and citizens (and Christians in particular).  Of note, the Council emphasizes the duty of leaders towards the common good and not self-interest.

Here are the footnotes:

5. Cf. Pius XII, Radio message, Dec. 24, 1942: AAS 35 (1943) pp. 9-24; Dec. 24, 1944: AAS 37 (1945), pp. 11-17; John XXIII encyclical letter Pacem in Terris: AAS 55 (1963), pp. 263, 271 277 and 278.

6. Cf. Pius XII, Radio message of June 7, 1941: AAS 33 (1941) p. 200: John XXIII, encyclical letter Pacem in Terris: 1.c., p. 273 and 274.

7. Cf. John XXIII, encyclical letter Mater et Magistra: AAS 53 (1961), p. 416.

8. Pius XI, Allocution “Ai dirigenti della Federazione Universitaria Cattolica”. Discorsi di Pio XI (ed. Bertetto), Turin, vol. 1 (1960), p. 743.

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