Saturday, September 29, 2012

Solidarity and Subsidiarity

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti
Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, B16's Secretary for Relations with States, was at the UN.  He was there to address the General Assembly.  His speech explained the true sources of law and justice.

He asked the UN to be effective, jus,t and equitable by adhering to solidarity and subsidiarity.  This means that decisions must be based on the dignity of the human beings.  The Archbishop warned about the dangers of materialism, consumerism, modernism.  Read his speech for yourself.

How does the UN, or a nation, or an individual, balance justice with duty?  It's an ideal, but always something to strive towards.