Today is the 51st anniversary of Pope Saint Paul VI’s landmark encyclical, Humanae vitae.
Pope Francis published his first encyclical today. Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”), comes in the middle of the Year of Faith. The Pope told bishops, “It’s an encyclical written with four hands, so to speak, because Pope Benedict began writing it and he gave it to me. It’s a strong document. I will say […]
In this context, the theme of integral human development takes on an even broader range of meanings: the correlation between its multiple elements requires a commitment to foster the interaction of the different levels of human knowledge in order to promote the authentic development of peoples. Often it is thought that development, or the socio-economic […]
How is Caritatis in Veritate (CV; Truth in Charity) binding on the consciences of Catholics or anyone else? CV is a teaching document that is addressed to clergy and all people of good will. If you want to talk about it binding a person’s faith and reason it comes only in the willingness to accept the […]
“Caritas in veritate”, said Benedict XVI, “does not seek to offer technical solutions to the enormous social problems of the modern world. …What it does do is recall the fundamental principles that are indispensable for building human development over coming years”. Among these principles it highlights “concern for the life of man, seen as the […]
Pope Benedict’s 3rd encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, was published today. You may read it here. See the video clip about the pope’s new work. “In Christ, charity in truth becomes the Face of his Person, a vocation for us to love our brothers and sisters in the truth of his plan. Indeed, he himself is the […]
As expected, today the Pope signed off on his latest encyclical, Charity in Truth. This latest work of the Pope’s is a social catechesis that will address issues of concern for the poor, globalization, solidarity with brothers and sisters. The work will be published soon (when the translation can be settled on). It’s expected before […]