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Społeczny wymiar duszpasterskiego przepowiadania
The social dimension of the priestly prophesying

Author(s): Henryk Skorowski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe Franciszka Salezego (TNFS)
Keywords: Catholic social teaching; Social life; National community; National culture; Human rights

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of this article is to show that except the priestly activity the priest should get involved in the social life. We can distinguish two principal forms of the presence of the church in the social life. The first of them is the wide understood teaching in the social sphere, second the concrete activity. The man in the light of the social science of the church is the highest value in the world, and the family is the proper environment of the man’s life and development. So the church realizes his social mission base on the family. The family is the value not only for the individual, but also for the larger community, in this case for the state community. Essential question, which to find oneself in priestly social prophesying is the question of the nation. The nation both through the community and the culture creates the conditions of the man development in all planes of development: - in the plane of the truth /the intellectual development/, - in the plane of the beauty /the spiritual development/, - in the plane of the good /the moral development/, - in the plane of holiness /the religious development. The question, which to also find oneself in the field of the interest of the social science of the church is the question of the character of state, relation the state - the church, as well as the question of the system of the state. The conception of state can’t be indifferent to the church. The problem, therefore such the system, which lets men lives on the proper living standard have to be the centre of the interest of the social science of the church. From the different social questions which are the symptom of the presence of the church in the life we can specify the problems of the human rights and the presence of Christian values in the social life. There are signaled here the most important questions which touch the man who is in the centre of the interest of the church.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 111-126
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish