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But We affirm without hesitation that all the striving of men will be vain if they leave out the Church. All such societies, being free to exist, have the further right to adopt such rules and organization as may best conduce to the attainment of their respective objects.
And further great advantage would result from the state of things We are describing; there would exist so much more ground for hope, and likelihood, even, of recalling to a sense of their duty those working men enzyklija have either given up their faith altogether, or whose lives are at variance with its precepts.
Hence, the employer is bound to see that the worker has time for his religious duties; that he be not exposed to corrupting influences and dangerous emzyklika and that he be not led away to neglect his home and family, or to squander his earnings.
Rest combined with religious observances disposes man to forget for a while the business of his everyday life, to turn his thoughts to things heavenly, wnzyklika to the worship which he so strictly owes to the eternal Godhead. The right to possess private property is derived from nature, not from man; and the State has the right to control its use in the interests of the public good alone, but by no means to absorb it altogether.
And here we are reminded of the confraternities, societies, and religious orders which have enzyyklika by the Church’s authority and the piety of Christian men. Heritage Tourism in Peripheral Areas: The richer class have many ways of shielding themselves, and stand less in need of help from the State; whereas enzylkika mass of the poor have no resources of their own to fall back upon, and must chiefly depend upon the assistance of the State. Of primary concern was the need for some amelioration of “the misery and wretchedness pressing so unjustly on the majority of the working class.
And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of violence. Thus, the separation which pride would set up tends to disappear, nor will it be difficult to make rich and poor join hands in friendly concord.
There are occasions, doubtless, when it is fitting that the law should intervene to prevent certain associations, as when men join together for purposes which are evidently bad, unlawful, or dangerous to the State.
On the one side there is the party which holds power because it holds wealth; which has in its grasp the whole of labor and trade; which manipulates for its own benefit and its own purposes all the sources of supply, and which is not without influence even in the administration of the commonwealth. To sum up, then, We may lay it down as a general and lasting law that working men’s associations should be so organized and governed as to furnish the best and most suitable means for attaining what is aimed at, that is to say, for helping each individual member to better his condition to the utmost in body, soul, and property.
In certain ways, and due to similar problems, the findings and the proposals of the present research can be applied to other peripheral areas.
Rerum novarum also recognized that the poor have a special status in consideration of social issues: As for those who possess not the gifts of fortune, they are taught by the Church that in God’s sight poverty is no disgrace, and that there is nothing to be ashamed of in earning their bread by labor.
The things of earth cannot be understood or valued aright without taking into consideration the life to come, the life that will know no death. They would substitute in its stead a system of relief organized by the State. What advantage can it be to a working man to obtain by means of a society material well-being, if he endangers his soul for lack of spiritual food?
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Now, there is a good deal of evidence in favor of the opinion that many of these societies ehzyklika in the hands of secret leaders, and are managed on principles ill-according with Christianity and the public well-being; and that they do their utmost to get within their grasp the enzyklkka field of labor, and force working men either to join them or to starve. If any there are who pretend differently – who hold out to a hard-pressed people the boon of freedom from pain and trouble, an undisturbed repose, and constant enjoyment – they delude the people and impose upon them, and their lying promises will only one day bring forth evils worse than the present.
Review article on Sabine Schratz: The law should intervene no further than is necessary to stop abuses. Wages, as we are told, are regulated by free consent, and therefore the employer, when he pays what was agreed upon, has done his part and seemingly is not called upon to do anything beyond. Wikisource has original text related to this article: History of the Catholic Church. We read in the pages of holy Writ: Paternal authority can be neither abolished nor absorbed by the State; for it has the same source as human life itself.
Those who do not possess the soil contribute their labor; hence, it may truly be said that all human subsistence is derived either from labor on one’s own land, or from some toil, some calling, which is paid for either in the produce of the land itself, or in that which is exchanged for what the land brings forth.
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First of all, there is no intermediary more powerful than religion whereof the Church is the interpreter and guardian in drawing the rich and the working class together, by reminding each of its duties to the other, and especially of the obligations of justice. Doubtless, this most serious question demands the attention and the efforts of others besides ourselves – to wit, of the rulers of States, of employers of labor, of the wealthy, aye, of the working classes themselves, for whom We are pleading.
But with man it is wholly different. Nay, in order to spare them the shame of begging, the Church has provided aid for the needy. They assert that it is right for private persons to have the use of the soil and its various fruits, but that it is unjust for reru, one to novadum outright either the land on which he has built or the estate which he has brought under cultivation.
On this subject we need but recall for one moment nvoarum examples recorded in history.