In its "Constitution on the Church in the Modern World" our Church contrasts its open-hearted views with the narrow views of the Scribes and Phartses,
"The joy and hope, the grief and the anguish of the men of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted in any way, are the joy and the hope, the grief and the anguish of the followers of Christ as well. Nothing that is genuinely human fails to find an echo in their hearts."
And: "As Christians we cherish deep feeling of solidarity with the human race and its history."
"Man is not deceived when he considers himself as superior to bodily things and as more than just a speck of nature. For by his power to know himself in the depths of his being, he rises above the whole universe of mere objects. When he is drawn to think about his real self, he turns to this deep recesses of his being where God awaits him."