On establishing universal peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty. To our venerable brothers the patriarchs, primates, archbishops, bishops and other local . Pacem in Terris, an encyclical written by Pope John XXIII. This is only a summary review. THE LIFE. Papa Giovanni XXIII Enciclica Pacem in Terris. BIRTH AND FIRST YEARS OF LIFE IN THE FAMILY · EDUCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD.

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In this connection, We would draw the attention endiclica Our own sons to the fact that the common good is something which affects the needs of the whole man, body and soul.

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He is the first truth, the sovereign good, and as such the deepest source from which human society, if it is to be properly constituted, creative, and worthy enciclicz man’s dignity, draws its genuine vitality.

Indeed it follows from the moral order itself that authority is necessary for civil society, for civil society is ruled by enciclic and that authority cannot be used to thwart the moral order without instantly collapsing because its foundation has been destroyed.

Evangelii Gaudium Laudato si’.

The moral order itself, therefore, demands that such a form of public authority be established. The government is also required eciclica show no less energy and efficiency in the matter of providing opportunities for suitable employment, graded to the capacity of terdis workers.

Patrologia Graeca, 60, We must devote our attention first of all to that order which should prevail among men. And peace will be in you—true, sure, most ordered peace.

Hence there will always be an imperative need—born of man’s very nature—to promote in sufficient measure the universal common good; the good, that is, of the whole human family. So magnificent, so exalted is this aim that human resources alone, even though inspired by the most praiseworthy good will, cannot hope to achieve it.

For this end it is certainly necessary that human beings carry on their own temporal activities in accordance with the laws governing them and following the methods corresponding to their nature. It is unquestionable that a legal structure in conformity with the moral order and corresponding to the level of development of the state is of great advantage to achievement of the common good.


It needs to be animated and perfected by men’s love for one another, and, while preserving freedom intact, it must make for an equilibrium in society which is increasingly more human in character. Inasmuch as God is the first Truth and the highest Good, He alone is that deepest source from which human society can draw its vitality, if that society is to be well ordered, beneficial, and in keeping with human dignity.

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It means that they have to make a greater contribution to the common cause of social progress. The sentiment of universal fatherhood pacme the Lord has tergis in Our heart makes Us feel profound sadness in considering the phenomenon of political refugees: Augustine asks the question: It arises from fear of the ghastly and catastrophic consequences of their use.

The world will never be the dwellingplace of peace, till peace has found a home in the heart of each and every man, till every man preserves in himself the order ordained by God to be preserved.

Public authority, as the means of promoting the common good in civil society, is a postulate of the moral order. Wherein it has commenced its new tetris towards limitless horizons. A further terirs of man’s personal dignity is his right to engage in economic activities suited to his degree of responsibility. Moreover, a ruling authority is indispensable to civil society. These must all be adjusted to the era of the atom and of the conquest of space: Relations between nations are to be further regulated by justice.

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encjclica This public authority, having world-wide power and endowed with the snciclica means for the efficacious pursuit of its objective, which is the universal common good in concrete form, must be set up by common accord and not imposed by force. On the one hand, the universal common good poses very serious questions which are difficult and which demand immediate solution especially because they are concerned with safeguarding the security and peace of the whole world.


This requires that, in constantly changing conditions, legislators never forget the norms of morality, or constitutional provisions, or the common good. It is Our opinion, too, that the above-mentioned wnciclica between the religious faith in those who believe and their activities in the temporal sphere, results — in great part — from the lack of a solid Christian education.

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An lmperative of the Common Good They tackle the problem with such impetuosity that one would think they were embarking on some political revolution. Apostolate of a Trained Laity Moreover, even though the monstrous power of modern weapons does indeed act as a deterrent, there is reason to fear that the very testing of nuclear devices for war purposes can, if continued, lead to serious danger for various forms of life on earth.

Finally, the social progress, order, security and peace of each country are necessarily connected with the social progress, order, security and peace of all other countries. The government must also see to the provision of insurance facilities, to obviate any likelihood of a citizen’s being unable to maintain a decent standard of living in the event of some misfortune, or greatly in creased family responsibilities.

Secondly, the part that women are now playing in political life is everywhere evident. And yet, if they are to imbue civilization with right ideals and Christian principles, it is not enough for Our sons to be illumined by the heavenly light of faith and to be fired with enthusiasm for a cause; they must involve themselves in the work of these institutions, and strive to influence them effectively from within. Secondly, it is obvious to everyone that women are now taking a part in public life.

Consequently, necessity demands a cooperative effort on the part of the people to bring about a quicker exchange of goods, or of capital, or the migration of people themselves.