Zasadnicze myśli encykliki Jana Pawła II Ecclesia de Eucharistia w Per-sonal testimony of belief and love to Eucharist was given by John Paul II in his. The Papal Encyclicals ” published by Pierian Press. For several years, St. Michael’s Depot included these documents. See John Paul II, Encykliki Ojca Świętego Jana Pawła II (Kraków: Znak, ), – He spoke about this many times, for example on the occasion of.

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Already in the first half of this century, when various State totalitarianisms were developing, which, as is well known, led to the horrible catastrophe of war, the Church clearly outlined her position with regard to these regimes that to all appearances were acting for a higher good, namely the good of the State, while history was to show instead that the good in question was only that of a certain party, which had been identified with the State These are the very sources for the effort which will express man’s true freedom and which will be capable of ensuring it in the economic field also.

There is no need for the Church to confirm how closely this problem is linked with her mission in the modern world. Today I wish encykliji make that ecykliki known publicly to all without exception, thus showing that there is a link between the first fundamental truth of the Incarnation, already mentioned, and the ministry that, with my acceptance of my election as Bishop of Rome and Successor of the Apostle Peter, has become my specific duty in his See.

As we are dealing with the evident development of the forms in which episcopal encyklimi is expressed, mention must be made at least encymliki the process of consolidation of National Episcopal Conferences encyklikl the Church and of other collegial structures of an international or continental character.

By reflecting ever anew on all this, encyklliki by accepting it with a faith that is more and more aware and a love that is more and more firm, the Church also makes herself better fitted for the service to man to which Christ the Lord calls her when encykluki says: It is neither the task nor the competence of the Magisterium to intervene in order to make good the lacunas of deficient philosophical discourse.

Our response must be: Gratitude is due to Paul VI because, while respecting every particle of truth contained in the various human opinions, he preserved at the same time the providential balance of the bark’s helmsman They fit in with the dialectical nature of human knowledge and even more with the fundamental need for solicitude by man for man, for his humanity, and for the future of people on earth.

If we make bold to describe man’s situation in the modern world as far removed from the objective demands of the moral order, from the exigencies of justice, and still more jpi social love, we do so because this is confirmed by the well-known facts and comparisons that have already on various occasions found an echo in the pages of statements by the Popes, the Council and the Synod Such openness, organically joined with the awareness of her own nature and certainty of her own truth, of which Christ said: This consideration will perhaps remain in part an “abstract” one.

Therefore, if we wish to keep in mind this community of the People of God, which is so vast and so extremely differentiated, we must see first and foremost Christ saying in a way to each member of the community: Yet it was the Creator’s will that man should communicate with nature as an intelligent and noble “master” and “guardian”, and not as a heedless “exploiter” and “destroyer”.


In building up from the very foundations the picture of the Church as the People of God-by showing the threefold mission of Christ himself, through participation in which we become truly God’s People-the Second Vatican Council highlighted, among other characteristics of the Christian vocation, the one that can be described as “kingly”.

The Eucharist and Penance thus become in a sense two closely connected dimensions of authentic life in accordance with the spirit of the Gospel, of truly Christian life. When Jesus Christ himself appeared as a prisoner before Pilate’s tribunal and was interrogated by him about the accusation made against him by the representatives of the Sanhedrin, did he not answer: This is expressed by the Second Vatican Council in these beautiful chapters of its teaching that concern man’s “kingship”; that is to say his call to share in the kingly function-the munus regale of Christ himself He it was, and he alone, who satisfied the Father’s eternal love, that fatherhood that from the beginning found expression in creating the world, giving man all the riches of creation, and making him “little less than God” 49in that he was created “in the image and after the likeness of God”.

But the question keeps coming back with regard to what is most essential -whether in the context of this progress man, as man, is becoming truly better, that is to say more mature spiritually, more aware of the dignity of his humanity, more responsible, more open to others, especially the neediest and the weakest, and readier to give and to aid all. In various passages in its documents the Second Vatican Council has expressed the Church’s fundamental solicitude that life in “the world should conform more to man’s surpassing dignity” 89 in all its aspects, so as to make that life “ever more human” Through the Church’s consciousness, which the Council considerably developed, through all levels of this self-awareness, and through all the fields of activity in which the Church expresses, finds and confirms herself, we must constantly aim at him “who is the head” 25″through whom are all things and through whom we exist” 26who is both “the way, and the truth” 27 and “the resurrection and the life”, 28seeing whom, we see the Father 29and who had to go away from us 30 -that is, by his death on the Cross and then by his Ascension into heaven-in order that the Counsellor should come to us and should keep coming to us as the Spirit of truth Reason without faith, he argues, leads to nihilism and relativism.

Indeed, the Lord Jesus said: Linked with this fact, the Church’s responsibility for divine truth must be increasingly shared in various ways by all. He, the Son of the living God, speaks jpui people also as Man: It was not without reason that Christ said that “the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force” 70 and moreover that “the children of this world are more astute Otherwise, the category of “economic progress” becomes in isolation a superior category subordinating the whole of human existence to its partial demands, suffocating man, breaking up society, and ending by encyykliki itself in its own tensions and excesses.

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It is enough to recall certain phenomena, such as the threat of pollution of the natural ecykliki in areas of rapid industrialization, or the mpii conflicts continually breaking out over and over again, or the prospectives of self-destruction through the use of atomic, hydrogen, neutron and similar weapons, or the lack of respect for the life of the unborn.

These are proving incapable either of remedying the unjust social situations inherited from the past or of dealing with the urgent challenges and ethical demands of the present. They may be very helpful in supporting young man trying to understand the essence of real love and looking for value of his human existence.

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If we were to do so, we would deny the truth concerning ourselves that was so eloquently expressed by the Apostle: Actuation of this right is one of the fundamental tests of man’s authentic progress in any regime, in any society, system or milieu. It has happened therefore that reason, rather than voicing the human orientation towards truth, has wilted under the weight of so much knowledge and little by little has lost the capacity to lift its gaze to the heights, not daring to rise to the truth of being.

The Church performs this ministry by sharing in the “triple office” belonging to her Master and Redeemer. The Church has always taught the duty to act for the common good and, in so doing, has likewise educated good citizens for each State.

The Church never ceases to relive his death on the Cross and his Resurrection, which constitute the content of the Church’s daily life.

In Jesus Christ the visible world which God created for man 39 -the world that, when sin entered, “was subjected to futility” 40 -recovers again its original link with the divine source of Wisdom and Love. In this way much of the human family has become, it seems, more aware, in all humanity’s various spheres of existence, of how really necessary the Church of Christ, her mission and her service are to humanity. In fact, this time, in which God in his hidden design has entrusted to me, after my beloved Predecessor John Paul I, the universal service connected with the Chair of Saint Peter in Rome, is already very close to the year Pope Paul VI, availing himself of the activities of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, began the first difficult steps on the road to the attainment of that unity.

It is not a matter here merely of giving an abstract answer to the question: Accordingly, what is in question here is man in all his truth, in his full magnitude. At the same time man’s deepest sphere is involved-we mean the sphere of human hearts, consciences and events.

These words are listened to also by non-Christians. The Bishop of Hippo succeeded in producing the first great synthesis of philosophy and jpiu, embracing currents of thought both Greek and Latin. And for that reason, the Redemption was accomplished in the paschal mystery, leading through the Cross and death to Resurrection.

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This state of things, which is burdensome for the enckliki concerned, would place special responsibility towards these societies and the history of man on those contributing to its establishment.

Indeed, as soon as he announced to the Sacred College on 26 August that he wished to be called John Paul-such a double name being unprecedented in the history of the Papacy-I saw in it a clear presage of grace for the new pontificate.

This is the source of the duty to carry out rigorously the liturgical rules and everything that is a manifestation of community worship offered to God himself, all the encyklkki so because in this ecykliki sign he entrusts himself to us with limitless trust, as if not taking into consideration our human weakness, our unworthiness, the force of habit, routine, or even the possibility of insult. No privilege is asked for, but only respect for an elementary right.