John Paul II; Giovanni Battista Montini

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… crimes which no law can claim to legitimize. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
…unjust and ethically unacceptable. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
A change of mentality is needed, no longer seeing the poor as a burden, or as intruders trying to profit from others, but as people seeking to share the goods of the world so that we can create a just and prosperous world for all. Poverty
A world divided into blocs, in which instead of solidarity, imperialism and exploitation hold sway, can only be a world structured in sin. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
All people have the duty and the right to participate in public debate. Miscellaneous
Another form of oppression is the denial of the right to economic initiative. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Avoiding every type of imperialism, the stronger nations must feel responsible for the other nations, based on the equality of all peoples and with respect for the differences Equality & Equal Opportunity
Fresh knowledge leads to recognition of the theory of evolution as more than just a hypothesis. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
How many more infants must die every day in Africa because resources are being swallowed up in debt repayment. Budgets & Budgeting
Humanity is consuming the resources of the earth and life in an excessive and disordered way, forgetting the earth's own needs Environment & Environmentalism
If development is the new name for peace, war and preparations for war are the major enemy of the healthy development of peoples War & Peace
In her vigorous concern for human rights and justice, the Catholic Church is unambiguously committed to protecting and cherishing every human life, including the life of the unborn. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Mr. Greene. Some parts of your book are certain to offend some Catholics, but you should pay no attention to that. Freedom & Liberty
One cannot but regret the deliberate absence of every transcendental moral reference in governing the so-called developed society. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
One may sin by greed and the desire for power, but one may also sin in these matters through fear, indecision, and cowardice! Management & Managing Government
One must denounce the economic, financial, and social mechanisms and structures that are manipulated by the rich and powerful for their own benefit at the expense of the poor Power ;Capitalism
Peace is for all—or it is for none. War & Peace
Resist the temptation to exploit power for personal or group interests. Power
Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish. Religion & God
Society and state need to afford protection against the nightmare of unemployment through economic policies that ensure balanced growth and full employment or through unemployment insurance and retraining programs. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Superdevelopment leads to a throwaway society and to enormous waste. Excessive access to all kinds of things,—sometimes called consumerism—enslaves people and does not make them happy. Development & Growth
The aim of a business is not simply profit, but to form a particular group at the service of the whole of society. Business, Commerce & Finance
The economy cannot be run in an institutional, juridical, or political vacuum: the state has its role to play, guaranteeing personal freedom, a stable currency, and efficient public services Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The free market is the most efficient for utilizing resources and responding to needs, but there are many human needs which find no place on the market. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The Jewish religion is not extrinsic to us but in a certain way intrinsic to our own religion. With Judaism, therefore, we have a relationship which we do not have with any other religion. You are our dearly beloved brothers, and, in a certain way, it can be said that you are our elder brothers. Discrimination & Prejudice
The obligation to earn one's bread presumes the right to do so. A society that denies this right cannot be justified, nor can it attain social peace. Welfare
The right to private property is valid, but all private property is under a "social mortgage. Business, Commerce & Finance
The Theory of Evolution has been proved true Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
There are needs and common goods that cannot be satisfied by the market system. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Those who are more influential because they have greater share of goods and common services should feel responsible for the weaker and be ready to share with them all they possess Poverty
Thou shall not kill is as valid for the embryo as for individuals who are already born. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Wars are often the cause of further wars because they fuel deep hatreds, create situations of injustice, and trample upon people's dignity and rights. Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore, in addition to causing horrendous damage, they prove ultimately futile. War is a defeat for humanity. Only in peace and through peace can respect for human dignity and its inalienable rights be guaranteed. . . . War & Peace
We see a small number of countries getting rich at the cost of impoverishment of a large number of other countries. Foreign Trade