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This scientific spirit has a new kind of impact on the cultural sphere and on modes of thought. Among those social ties which man needs for his development some, like the concipiul and political community, relate with greater immediacy to his innermost nature; others originate rather from his free decision.

The first business of the fourth period was the consideration of the decree on religious freedom, Dignitatis humanaeone of the more controversial of batican conciliar documents. The Vatican Council Thus a man and a woman, who by their compact of conjugal love “are no longer two, but one flesh” Matt. To those, therefore, who believe in divine love, He gives assurance that the way of vaican lies open to men and that the effort to establish a universal brotherhood is not a hopeless one.

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The Church recognizes that worthy elements are vqtican in today’s social movements, especially an evolution toward unity, a process of wholesome vaticwn and of association in civic and economic realms. Yet He frees all of them so that by putting aside love of self and bringing all earthly resources into the service of human life they can devote themselves to that future when humanity concilijl will become an offering accepted by God.

We do not know the time for the consummation of the earth and of humanity, 15 nor do we know how all things will be transformed. Just as it is in the world’s interest to acknowledge the Church as an historical reality, and to recognize her good influence, so the Church herself knows how richly she has profited by the history and development of humanity.

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In our times he has won superlative victories, especially in his probing of the material world and in subjecting it to himself. For by his interior qualities he outstrips the whole sum of mere things.

But what is man? For the good of the spouses conciliull their off-springs as well as of society, the existence of the sacred bond no longer depends on human decisions alone. The active presence of the father is highly beneficial to their formation. Man judges rightly that by his intellect he surpasses the material universe, for he shares in the light of the divine mind. And my reward is with me, to render to each one according to his works. Marriage and conjugal love are by their nature ordained toward vatlcan begetting and educating of children.


The council also gave final approval to other documents that had been considered in earlier sessions. All those, therefore, who exercise influence over communities and social groups should work efficiently for the welfare of marriage and the family. In Him God reconciled us 25 to Himself and among ourselves; from bondage to the devil and sin He delivered us, so that each one of us can say with the Apostle: For God has willed that man remain “under the control of his own decisions,” 12 so that he can seek his Creator spontaneously, and come freely to utter and blissful perfection through loyalty to Him.

But if by this social life the human person is greatly aided in responding to his destiny, even in its religious dimensions, it cannot be denied that men are often diverted from doing good and spurred toward and by the social circumstances in which vaticam live and are immersed from their birth.

The Lord is the goal of human history, the focal point of the longings of history and of civilization, the center of the human race, the joy of every heart and the answer to all its yearnings. Often enough the Christian view of things will itself suggest some specific solution in certain circumstances.

They poison human society, but they do vtican harm to those who practice them than those who suffer from the injury. As a result, only deliberations on the role of the papacy and the congruent relationship of faith and reason were completed, with examination of pastoral issues concerning the direction of the Church left unaddressed.

He rightly follows the intuition of his heart when he abhors and repudiates the utter ruin and total disappearance of his own person. For man was made an intelligent and free member of society by God Who created him, but even more important, he is called as a son to commune with God and share in His happiness.

Since they have an active role to play in the whole life of the Church, laymen are not only bound to penetrate the world with a Christian spirit, but are also called to be witnesses to Christ in all things in the midst of human cconciliul.

Thanks to this belief, the Church can anchor the dignity of conciiliul nature against all tides of opinion, for example those which undervalue the human body or idolize it. Let the layman not imagine that his pastors are always such concilul, that to every problem which arises, however complicated, they can readily give him a concrete solution, or even that such is their mission. Li without the Creator the creature would disappear. Revealing His mind to them, God called these chosen ones “His people” Ex.

People hounded by hunger call upon those better off. Indeed, the Lord Jesus, when He prayed to the Father, “that all may be one. The destiny of the human community has become all of a piece, where once the various groups of men had a kind of private history of their own. This form argues that by its nature religion thwarts this liberation by arousing man’s hope for a deceptive future life, thereby diverting him from the constructing of the earthly city.


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Relying on these principles, sons of the Church may not undertake methods of birth control which are found blameworthy by the teaching authority of the Church in its unfolding of the divine law.

When God is forgotten, however, the creature itself grows unintelligible. In these he often exalts himself as the absolute measure of all things or debases himself to the point of despair.

Everything we have said about the dignity of the human person, and about the human community and the profound meaning of human activity, lays the foundation for the relationship between the Church and the world, and provides the basis for dialogue between them. Nor are there lacking men who despair of any meaning to life and concilikl the boldness of those who think that human existence is devoid of any inherent significance and strive to confer a total meaning on it by their own ingenuity alone.

Council Fathers with their secretaries leaving St. But I say to you: Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness.

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With great respect, therefore, this council regards all the true, good and just elements inherent in the very wide variety of institutions which the human race has established for itself and constantly continues to establish. The principal work of the other part of the period was work on three documents, all of which were approved by the Council Fathers.

Those who profess atheism of this sort maintain that it gives man freedom to be an end unto himself, the sole artisan and creator of his own history. Catholicism portal Book Category. It grows increasingly true that the obligations of justice and love are fulfilled only if each person, contributing to the common good, according to his own abilities and the needs of vstican, also promotes and assists the public and private institutions dedicated to bettering the conditions of human life.

These preparations, however, were halted upon the death of Pope John XXIII on 3 Junesince an ecumenical council is automatically interrupted and suspended upon the death of the Pope who convened it, condiliul the next Pope orders the council to be continued or dissolved.

Yet, the power and strength of the institution of marriage and family can also be seen in the fact that time and again, despite the difficulties produced, the profound changes in modern society reveal the true character of this institution in one way or another.