"Caritas in Veritate", dottrina sociale cattolica economica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "Caritas in Veritate", Catholic economic social doctrine

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Caritas in Veritate (CV), the social Encyclical of Benedict XVI, is an important, profound and complex document that will require a lot of reflection also to evaluate its placement in the continuity of the Catholic social doctrine (SDC), to which John Paul II gave , especially with the Centesimus Annus (CA, 1991), a noticeable momentum, as Paul VI had given it with the Populorum Progressio (PP, 1967). Two hubs of the SDC from Rerum Novarum (RN, 1891). The economist, as is the writer, must be aware that the foundation and perspective of the encyclical is theological-anthropological and that an institutional-social-economic reflection on it cannot but be partial. But not therefore useless since the SDC offers an ideal orientation to all those who in the various responsibilities must face and solve socio-economic problems in the historical and geographical moment in which they are. The SDC, on the other hand, does not propose economic and political models, "... it has no technical solutions to offer and does not pretend to interfere in the politics of the States" (CV, §9), since it is a value orientation for the integral development of the person in society where the common good is built.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "Caritas in Veritate", Catholic economic social doctrine
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalLa Rivista del Banco Popolare
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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