The new working class and the Pope’s duty to be an “advocate of the poor” – Vatican News

The new working class and the Pope’s duty to be an “advocate of the poor” Fifty years ago, ‘Octogesima adveniens’ was published. In it, Pope Paul VI spoke about the exodus toward the large urban centers, about the dignity of women and the pluralism of political options. He criticized Marxist and liberal ideologies and defended the “duty-right” of the Church to express itself regarding social issues. By Andrea Tornielli Octogesima adveniens contains prophetic words regarding those people whom the author’s successor, Pope Francis, today calls “the discarded”. It is a realistic analysis regarding the major imbalances and the consequences of the exodus toward the large urban centers. It criticizes Marxist ideology and its atheistic materialism, but also takes to task that liberal ideology that would prevail less than twenty years later, thus definitively opening the way toward turbo-capitalism. The year 1971 was running its course when on 14 May, Pope Paul VI recalled the eightieth anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum novarum with an apostolic letter addressed to Cardinal Maurice Roy, the Archbishop of Quebec and President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. The papal document — which covers poverty, development and political obligations — should be read through the...

La Iglesia anuncia la fecha de la fiesta de San Pablo VI

La Iglesia Católica celebrará la memoria del Papa San Pablo VI el 29 de mayo en el Calendario General Romano, según ha establecido el Papa Francisco mediante un Decreto de la Congregación del Culto Divino y de la Disciplina de los Sacramentos datado el 25 de enero de 2019 y difundido este miércoles 6 de febrero. Source: La Iglesia anuncia la fecha de la fiesta de San Pablo...