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Centesimus Annus

  1. 1. “Centesimus Annus” Hundredth Anniversary St.Dominica Group 12 Von Xavier G. Tejedor Socorro Magella Suganob Francheska Gayle Evangelista Andrea Blancaflor
  2. 2. US invasion of Panama 1990: South Africa’s Nelson Mandela freed from prison after 26 years Background
  3. 3.  Lithuania declares independence from the USSR  Iraq invades Kuwait; US and allies send troops to Persian Gulf Background
  4. 4.  Unification of East and West Germany  1991: Persian Gulf War, Kuwait liberated, civil war in Iraq Background
  5. 5. “Centesimus Annus” - which is Latin for “Hundredth Anniversary” of “Rerum Novarum” May 15, 1991 Pope John Paul II Introduction
  6. 6. One of the 14 encyclicals Pope John Paul II has issued Written during the last days of cold war Written to pay homage to Pope Leo XIII Rereading of Rerum Novarum Confirms the relevance and impact of Pope Leo XIII’s teaching about economic and social life Introduction
  7. 7. Good Effects  Pope John Paul II confirms the relevance and impact of Pope Leo XIII's teachings about economic and social life proven by the developments in the European countries.  Points out that the fall of Communism was due to the spiritual void brought about by atheism and because of the violations of the rights of the workers and the inefficiency of the economic system.  Indicates capitalism as the cause of the unprecedented poverty now suffered by the billions of people on earth, especially in the Third World. Content Bad Effects  Fall of Communism  Spiritual Void  Violation of the rights of workers  Inefficiency of the economic system  Condemnation of the dictatorial regimes  Horrors of the communist regimes throughout the world.
  8. 8. Good Effects  It states that within the most advance economies there exist some problems that threaten and damage the physical and spiritual health of the person.  Calls on the State to be the agent of justice for the poor and to protect human rights of all its citizens  Insist that the relation between the state and its citizens must be seen in terms of the "hierarchy of the true values of human existence“  The right of private property  A workman's wages should be sufficient to enable him to support himself, his wife and his children.  "Humane" working hours and adequate free-time Content Bad Effects  Defence of private property rights and the right to form private associations, including labor unions
  9. 9. Good Effects  Right of private initiative and ownership  The right to a just wage  The kingdom of God cannot be confused with any temporal kingdom  To defend and promote the dignity and rights of human persons regardless of personal convictions Content
  10. 10. • Every individual has a natural right to procure what is required to live; and the poor can procure that in no other way than by what they can earn through their work. • Society and the state must ensure wage levels adequate for the maintenance of the worker and his family, including a certain amount for savings.
  11. 11. Principles • The Church must continue to defend the weakest and ensure the necessary minimum support for the unemployed worker. • Full development not only refers to economic progress, but also as a process that has a human element
  12. 12. • The social message of the Gospel is motivation for action to work towards full development. Principles
  13. 13. • Lessening of corruption • Lessening of discrimination • Attainment of equal rights among employees • Achieving peace in the world • Better world • Stronger faith to God • Atheism will be somehow lessened • Less gap between the rich and poor Conclusion