Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

by Editor | June 22, 2015 12:02 am

Pope Francis (neneo / Shutterstock.com)[1]

Pope Francis (neneo[2] / Shutterstock.com[3])

Underlying the principle of the common good is respect for the human person as such, endowed with basic and inalienable rights ordered to his or her integral development. It has also to do with the overall welfare of society and the development of a variety of intermediate groups, applying the principle of subsidiarity. Outstanding among those groups is the family, as the basic cell of society. Finally, the common good calls for social peace, the stability and security provided by a certain order which cannot be achieved without particular concern for distributive justice; whenever this is violated, violence always ensues. Society as a whole, and the state in particular, are obliged to defend and promote the common good. (Pope Francis, 2015, Laudato si #157, Encyclical)

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