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i Das Zweite Vatikanum als Konzil des Aggiornamento: Therefore, although rightful differences exist between men, the equal dignity of persons demands that a more humane and just condition of life be brought about. The Pontiff pre-announced the council under a full moon when the faithful with their candlelights gathered in St. Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Human institutions, both private and public, must labor to minister to the dignity and purpose of man.

Favoring this doctrine can be the sense of power which modern technical progress generates in man. For the good of the spouses and their off-springs as well as of society, the existence of the sacred bond no longer depends on human decisions alone.

That is why he is putting questions to himself. The battle was joined fatican the very origins of the world and will continue until the last day, as the Lord has attested. But at a deeper level they flow from man’s pride and selfishness, which contaminate even the social sphere.

Let the layman not imagine that his pastors are always such experts, that to every problem which arises, however complicated, they can readily give him a concrete solution, or even that such is their mission.

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At the same time, she is convinced that she can be abundantly and variously helped by the world in the matter of preparing the ground for the Gospel. Every day human interdependence grows more tightly drawn vatcian spreads by degrees over the whole world. Thinking they concilil found serenity in an interpretation of reality everywhere proposed batican days, many look forward to a genuine and total emancipation of humanity wrought solely by human effort; they are convinced that the future rule of man over the earth will satisfy every desire of his heart.

Christ, to be sure, gave His Church no proper mission in conckliul political, economic or social order. By relentlessly employing his talents through the ages he has indeed made progress in the practical sciences and in technology and the liberal arts.

For God’s Vayican, by whom all things were made, was Himself made concilkul so that as perfect man He might save all men and sum up all things in Himself. The Son of God “loved me and gave Himself up for me” Gal. He renders social life more human both in the family and the civic community, through improvement of customs and institutions. Thus, in language intelligible to each generation, she can respond to the perennial questions which men ask about this present life and the life to come, and about the relationship of the one to the other.


Praise is due to those national procedures which allow the largest possible number of citizens to participate in public affairs with genuine freedom.

Dei Verbum reads, “Therefore, following in the footsteps of the Council of Trent and of the First Vatican Council, this present council wishes to set forth authentic doctrine on divine revelation and how it is handed on …”, Vatican II did not deny previous councils’ correctness.

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He rebels against death because he bears in himself an eternal seed which cannot be reduced to sheer matter. Insofar as they stem from endowments conferred by God on man, these values are exceedingly good.

For while providing the substance of life for themselves and their families, men and women are performing their conci,iul in a way which appropriately benefits society.

For this accounting they need to reckon with both the material and the spiritual conditions of the times as well as of their state in life. Nevertheless, in the face of the modern development of the world, the number constantly swells of the people who raise the most basic questions or recognize them with a new sharpness: For having been created in the image of God, Who “from one man has created the whole human race and made them live all over the face of the earth” Acts Indeed this accommodated preaching of the revealed word ought vaticn remain the law of all conciliil.

The council affirms, moreover, that the Church is willing to assist and promote all these institutions to the extent that such a service depends on her and can be associated with her mission. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly to be sure. A Coniliul History of the Catholic Church.

If by the autonomy of earthly affairs we mean that created things and societies themselves enjoy their own laws and values which must be gradually deciphered, put to use, and regulated by men, then it is entirely right to demand that autonomy. Now, the gifts of the Spirit are diverse: Furthermore, whatever is opposed to life itself, such as any type of murder, genocide, abortion, euthanasia or wilful self-destruction, whatever violates the integrity of the human person, such as mutilation, torments inflicted on body or mind, attempts to coerce the will itself; whatever insults human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, the selling of women and children; as well as disgraceful working conditions, where men are treated as mere tools for profit, rather than as free and responsible persons; all these things and others of their like are infamies indeed.


Finally, these new conditions have their impact on religion. Still, she strives to detect in the atheistic mind the hidden causes for the denial of God; conscious of how weighty are the questions which atheism raises, and motivated by love for all men, she believes these questions ought to be examined seriously and more profoundly. The First Vatican Council had been held nearly a century before but had been cut short in when the Italian Army entered the city of Rome at the end of Italian unification.

Marriage and conjugal love are by their nature ordained toward the begetting and educating of children. To this end, the Christian instincts of the faithful, the upright moral consciences of men, and the wisdom and experience of persons versed in the sacred sciences will have much to contribute.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Throughout the course of the centuries, men have labored to better the circumstances of their lives through a monumental amount of individual and collective effort. Man achieves such dignity when, emancipating himself from all captivity to passion, he pursues his goal in a spontaneous choice of what is good, and procures for himself through effective and skilful action, apt helps to that end.

Accordingly, it also maintains that the present living Pope alone judges the criterion of membership for being in communio with the Church. Renaissance depiction of the Council of Trent. The promotion of unity belongs to the innermost nature of the Church, for she is, “thanks to her relationship with Christ, a sacramental sign and an instrument of intimate union with God, and of the unity of the whole human race. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Laborers and farmers seek not only to provide for the necessities of life, but to develop the gifts of their personality by their labors and indeed to take part in regulating economic, social, political and cultural life.

They will gladly work with men seeking the same goals. Christian—Jewish reconciliation and Relations between Catholicism and Judaism.