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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. For the sake of the common good we must safeguard the good of human life and the good of marriage and family life.
Love of God becomes the adequate motive for striving after the highest personal sanctity ; love of our neighbour for the widest exercise of benevolence far beyond the limits of strict duty.
Economic Justice for AllU. It is our conscience which leads us to choose a particular action, which judges the goodness or evil of the action as we carry it out, and helps us to assess the goodness or evil of the action, once it has been done Catechism of the Catholic Church, Nos.
If [the economic and social growth of less developed nations] can be achieved, then a precious contribution will have been made to the formation of a world community, in which each individual nation, conscious of its rights and duties, can work on terms of equality with the rest for the attainment of universal prosperity.
They must accept their responsibilities in this entire area under the influence of the Gospel and the teaching of the Church. Beginning our discussion of the rights of the human person, we see that everyone has the right to life, to bodily integrity, and to the means which are suitable for the proper development of life; these are primarily food, clothing, shelter, rest, medical care, and finally the necessary social services.
In order for Christians to be able to effectively promote the true, the good and the beautiful, there is the vital need for coherence in word and deed.