Pope Francis’ Intention for October

Pope Francis’ Intention for October

In this month of October, Pope Francis has asked us to pray with him: That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

You might recognise how this intention echoes key concerns of our Catholic Social Teaching, first promoted over a century ago but, or course, present in the gospels in the teaching and practice of Jesus himself. The rights of workers concerned Pope Pius in 1891, in famous ground-breaking document called Rerum Novarum, (“Of new things”) while the idea of the Common Good, a key principle of Catholic Christian thinking, has once again become known recently. As we look at our world, we can see just how much the concept of the Common Good, embracing the promotion of human dignity, is needed.

Source ICN

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