Sunday, July 26, 2009

Robert Barron on Caritas in Veritate

Another analysis (albeit brief). Fr. Robert Barron reflects on Caritas in Veritate:

The pope's suggestion of a stronger, reformed united nations, or some entity of nations that has "teeth", should complement the pope's own insistence on the principle of subsidiarity. The pope himself notes this:
In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need, even in the midst of a global recession, for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth... Such an authority would need to be regulated by law, to observe consistently the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, to seek to establish the common good, and to make a commitment to securing authentic integral human development inspired by the values of charity in truth. (67)

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