Luigi Ricceri – The Salesians and political responsibility


  • 1. Why this subject
  • 2. A new vision of politics
    • The snare of ambiguity
    • What is meant today by politics
    • The limits of political activity
  • 3. Religion remains indispensable
    • The mystery of evil in history
    • The liberating function of the Church
    • Culture needs religion
  • 4. Don Bosco and politics
    • The century that changed the face of the world
    • Characteristics of Don Bosco’s times
    • Don Bosco’s political initiatives
    • Clear understanding of his vocation and clever adaptability
    • Some conclusions for our guidance
  • 5. Our commitment in society
    • The pressing needs of today
    • The Salesian commitment is a religious commitment
    • Some unacceptable deviations
    • Six criteria for guiding Salesian activity
    • The most urgent areas of educative action
  • Conclusion

Reference time period: 1976

L. Ricceri, The Salesians and political responsibility, in «Acts of The Superior Council of the Salesian Society» 57 (1976) 284, 3-60.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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