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    Wade and other sanctity of life issues. This effort in the “Pro-Life Movement” has galvanized many against the secularism and social activism of the courts. This has also divided many neo-conservatives who held to the older Democratic views of choice. This block of the Southern Agrarian Christian voters represents in many states a powerful tool and often times splits from the current Conservative message. However, not all Papal Encyclicals have been received with such accord from Conservative American Catholics. The Encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) attacks free market fundamentals and profit motive. While the latest Encyclical, Laudato si ' (Praise be to you) is critical of the West, especially in the areas of climate change and consumerism. The defense of traditional values, has created within the conservative movement multiple divisions. The new conservatives of the 1960s and 1970s still support various humanistic programs of the Progressive movement. Their deviation from the more traditional values of the older paleo conservatives serve as a reason for a lack of a unified conservative voice. The compassionate conservatives still retain a portion of the social welfare state of FDR in their makeup. Unfortunately, the social welfare state has become…

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    Buckley, James McFadden, and Phyllis Schlafly, who stamped their Catholicism on the Conservative movement. Many of the intellectuals and their sources appear to have been based on Papal Encyclicals written since 1930. Because Dr. Allitt is Catholic and has written multiple texts regarding Catholicism; his notations and references bring to issue that Catholicism, not the Protestantism of the old time Old Conservation has become the lynch pin of and intellectual source of today’s Conservatism.…

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    Managing the human resources within the church can be somewhat difficult. It is important that each member realize the dignity of that of another member. The Bible says, “God is not a God of disorder but of peace” (Holy Bible, New Int. Vers. 1 Cor. 14.33). All people are created in the image and likeness of God. In the department of human resource management it is vital that the team realize the significance of their work. In Pope John Paul II’s encyclical letter Laborem Exercens (On Human…

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    At the climax of Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment he states that, “The poor and the earth are crying out. O Lord, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your Kingdom of justice, peace, love and beauty” (180). These words both truthful and righteous are emblematic of the encyclical in its entirety; the encyclical is about how we as humans have damaged the word and how we must make an effort to right our wrongs.…

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    In his most recent encyclical Pope Francis addressed the many problems facing our environment and called Christians to take action. He stated, "The idea of infinite or unlimited growth, which proves so attractive to economists, financiers and experts in technology ... is based on the lie that there is an infinite supply of the earth 's goods, and this leads to the planet being squeezed dry at every limit” (Francis). He continued to outline many excellent points surrounding the crisis. The…

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    Commentary on the Encyclical of His Holiness Saint John Paul II, Fides et Ratio One of men's abilities is to want to know more, to know where they come from. In this act we can see throughout history the different philosophical currents have been asking all over the world asking men's origin. Philosophy has been the science that comes close to finding where we come from and the meaning of our lives. Not only in today's world but over the time that the church has existed since Christ founded it,…

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    Christians must use their understanding of humanities relationship with God, in order to fulfill His orders to take responsibility for the community of creation. Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter ‘Laudato Si’ aims to bring light current destruction of our global creation. Christian anthropology gives an understanding of the human person, formed through interactions and relationships with others. Christians have formed these interactions to form relationships with creation. The Encyclical refers to…

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    In Praised Be Creation the author of the article, Kevin Ahern speaks about Pope Francis and his beliefs that the encyclical has answers to our environmental injustice. The encyclical is based on eco-spirituality linked to the care for creation and the diversity of life forms. There is the theological view that believes: “All of us are linked by unseen bonds and together form a kind of universal family, a sublime communication which fills us with a sacred, affectionate and humble respect” (14).…

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    Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et Ratio is a comprehensive pamphlet on the relationship between faith and reason. In short John Paul II affirmes that theological faith and philosophical reason confirm one another. He states the “Church considers philosophy an indispensible help for a deeper understanding of faith and for communicating the truth of the Gospel to those who do not yet know it.” The idea that faith and reason confirm one anther is supported biblically. Reasoning about…

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    Apart from the differences in culture, race or religion, all men the same questions about their own identity, their origin, their destination, the existence of evil, the enigma that follows death arises. That is, find an ultimate truth that gives meaning to your life. For much of the current thinking, however, it is a wild goose chase, for man would be unable to reach the truth. This is the starting point that has given rise to the thirteenth encyclical of John Paul II, which was…

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