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Solidarity can correct the malfunctions of globalization

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

Sometimes globalization is viewed in fatalistic terms, as if the dynamics involved were the product of anonymous impersonal forces or structures independent of the human will.102 In this regard it is useful to remember that while globalization should certainly be understood as a socio-economic process, this is not its only dimension.

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Social aspects of the economy encompass an ever-widening range of business and political values

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

In the context of this discussion, it is helpful to observe that business enterprise involves a wide range of values, becoming wider all the time.

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Business' relations with capital and labor must take place in a social context

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

Today’s international economic scene, marked by grave deviations and failures, requires a profoundly new way of understanding business enterprise.

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Economic justice cannot be achieved by markets and the State alone

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

Paul VI in Populorum Progressio called for the creation of a model of market economy capable of including within its range all peoples and not just the better off.

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Justice applies to a wider framework than only economic markets

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

In a climate of mutual trust, the market is the economic institution that permits encounter between persons, inasmuch as they are economic subjects who make use of contracts to regulate their relations as they exchange goods and services of equivalent value between them, in order to satisfy their needs and desires.

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Unreasoned globalization threatens the human family

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

More than forty years after Populorum Progressio, its basic theme, namely progress, remains an open question, made all the more acute and urgent by the current economic and financial crisis.

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An Overview of Vatican II

(This is the first of several articles I will be posting concerning the documents of Vatican II. I want to thank tradcat4christ for motivating me to analyze these documents; and so I will, commenting on several of them.) 449 more words

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