Human dignity at the heart of Catholic social justice teachings in Pacem in Terris
Human dignity at the heart of Catholic social justice teachings in Pacem in Terris: There are different ways that human beings relate with one another. How human being relates to each other on a daily basis says a lot about them (Paley 21). From the past, scientists have been trying to come up with the best terminologies in trying to explain these relations, but so far no terminology serves better than the word sociology. In definition, sociology study specializes on understanding human species.
This is in understanding their origins, their different organizations, institutions and development methods. In the past, there were different customs that were used to define peoples’ sociology interests, political ones, religion and many others. However, in the recent past, the human species has advanced in their sociology manners due to factors like globalization and multiculturalism (Paley 37).
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The last element that she outlined was responsiveness. Tronto states that ‘Receptiveness indicates a significant ethical problem within care: naturally, care is more inclined to issues of equality and vulnerability. The above theories all seem to echo what Pope John XXIII sought to promote in his “Pacem in Terris”: human rights and human dignity.
Additionally this encyclical did not seek to address people of the Roman Catholic Church, it sought to address “all people of good faith”. Therefore from the above research on “Pacen in Terris”, catholic teachings on the issue of human dignity took centre stage.
Riga, Peter. A Guide to Pacem in Terris for Students: (with Discussion Questions). Glen Rock, N.J: Paulist Press, 1964. Print.