QUADRAGESIMO ANNO

Encyclical

Quadragesimo Anno Quadragesimo Anno An encyclical written by Pope Pius XI. 40 years after Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum. Latin for ³In the 40th Year Pius XI subtitled his encyclical Reconstruction of the Social Order .issued 15 May 1931.

As Pope Leo XIII noted in Rerun Novarum.The Difference between Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum . as a result of the rapidly industrializing economy there were two main social classes: - Rich The concentration of wealth has led to a situation where only the strongest and those who disregard their conscience prospered in the new economic reality .

The Difference between Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum Pope Pius XI wrote Quadragesimo Anno To expand on the Church's response to challenging economic times To advocate for Christian morals To respond to the rise of socialism as an economic system .

Unlike Leo XIII. .The Difference between Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum THUS . . who addressed the condition of workers. Pius XI discusses the ethical implications of the social and economic order. .

It also calls for the reconstruction of the social order based on the principle of solidarity and subsidiarity . Describes the major dangers for human freedom and dignity arising from unrestrained capitalism and totalitarian communism.In Quadragesimo Anno Pius XI discusses the ethical implications of the social and economic order.

It discusses the ethical implications of the social and economic order Social and economic issues are vital to the Church not from a technical point of view but in terms of: Moral Issues Ethical Issues .

Ethical considerations include the nature of private property concerning which. Therefore. Those who deny private property deny personal freedom and development . Pope Pius XI proclaims: Private property is essential for the development and freedom of the individual.

Pope Pius XI proclaims: Private property loses its morality if it is not subordinated to the common good Therefore governments have a right to pursue redistribution policies .Ethical considerations include the nature of private property concerning which.

It describes the major dangers for human freedom and dignity arising from unrestrained: CAPITALISM COMMUNISM .

. that capital interests can become a danger for states.Problem with Capitalism Dangers for small and medium-size enterprises who have insufficient access to capital markets and are squeezed by the larger ones. who would be reduced to be "chained slaves of individual interests". He warns.

Dignity and human freedom are ethical considerations. which cannot be solved from a hostile class confrontation .Problem with Socialism Socialism affects the dignity and freedom of the human person.

It also calls for the reconstruction of the social order based on the principle of solidarity and subsidiarity. The state should not "exhaust private wealth" through taxes. but instead provide a "friendly service" when it works for the common good . People should not only consider their own interests. but also the common good. The state also must seek to work towards the common good. Both the state and its inhabitants should work towards ending strife between classes.

Social justice and social charity must also play a role in shaping economic life which must be centered on Christian moderation and the focus must remain on everlasting life in Jesus Christ. .Pope Pius XI stated that a renewal of Christian spirit must occur among the workers and employers involved in economic life.

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