Sumary of Reflections on society and politics:
- I have been reflecting on remarks of Pope Francis urging ancestral cultures should be a stimulus to find new forms of dialogue, negotiation and bridges that can lead toward the way of committed solidarity.
- Pope Francis had on many occasions bewailed that in this century, the “common good” seems to be an alien thought, and that the path that is more common is the path of privileges or benefits to a few to the detriment of the good of all.
- I quote Pope Francis: “The only aspiration of the Church’s Social Doctrine is to guard over the integrity of people and social structures.
- The state’s function must be conducive to public and private prosperity, growing industry and trade, a flourishing agriculture, moderate taxes equitably levied, sound morals, family life, regard for religion and justice, and the greater well-being and happiness of the citizens.