Down to the Wire: Just $7,553 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Holy See at UN: don’t confuse economic growth, human development

Catholic World News - March 10, 2011

Citing Pope Benedict’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate, the Holy See’s chief representative at the United Nations urged members of a UN committee not to confuse economic growth with the higher goal of integral human development.

“Economic growth, whether it is driven by markets or driven by States, will not necessarily promote the kind of development that is worthy of humans,” said Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, apostolic nuncio to the United Nations. “Promoting economic development should not be at the expense of the poor and marginalized or of future generations, which is often qualified as ‘inter-generational engagement and justice.’”

“The well-being of all, and especially those who live with the pains of hunger and who are excluded from contributing to and benefiting from the economic, social and political life of their communities, requires that both markets and government policies be directed towards the higher goal of integral human development, grounded in the principle of the fundamental human dignity of each person,” he added. “With them, it is our solemn obligation to remain in solidarity. We all must work together to ensure that this is incorporated into the goal of sustainable development and the concept of the “green economy.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($58,297 to go):
$150,000.00 $91,703.12
39% 61%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: pdhow5802 - Mar. 10, 2011 6:05 PM ET USA

    With the inanity of all "green" policies it is surely inexcusable to suggestb that we ashould all work together for a some "concept of the 'green economy'." The concepts of carbon dioxide taxing and solar and wind power as objectives, are ludicrous.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 19 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 22 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25