Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Practice solidarity, subsidiarity, Pope encourages Italian mayors

Catholic World News - March 14, 2011

Meeting on March 12 with representatives of an association of Italian mayors, Pope Benedict XVI emphasized two pillars of Catholic social teaching: solidarity and subsidiarity.

In his remarks to the mayors, the Pope applied these principles to several public issues, including the pressing question of how to cope with rising immigration. He argued that “solidarity must be associated with respect for the law,” and acknowledged that the community should uphold its own standards and traditions while making room for new arrivals.

Regarding the role of Catholicism in public life, the Pope said that “the Church seeks no privileges, but wishes only to be able to perform her mission freely.”

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!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,637 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,362.73
42% 58%
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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War 24 hours ago
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18