30.4.10

Livre para escolher ... de acordo com a Lei Natural

"Rather than a spiral of production and consumption in view of narrowly-defined human needs, economic life should properly be seen as an exercise of human responsibility, intrinsically oriented towards the promotion of the dignity of the person, the pursuit of the common good and the integral development - political, cultural and spiritual - of individuals, families and societies".

... "the Church, based on her faith in God the Creator, affirms the existence of a universal natural law. ... which the Church has appropriated, purified and developed in the light of Christian revelation, serves as a beacon guiding the efforts of individuals and communities to pursue good and to avoid evil, while directing their commitment to building an authentically just and humane society".

"...the common good [should be] acknowledged as the primary goal of production and trade systems, political institutions and social welfare. ...

"In the end, however, all economic decisions and policies must be directed towards 'charity in truth'... because "without truth, without trust and love for what is true, there is no social conscience and responsibility, and social action ends up serving private interests and the logic of power, resulting in social fragmentation".

Papa Bento XVI, 30 de Abril de 2010

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