Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Caritas in Veritate
Pope Benedict XVI's new encyclical, Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth), covers a broad range of issues including human life, economics, the environment and justice, all in the light of Christian truth and charity. As is often the case, a papal encyclical is a complex document that can't be easily summarized in a newspaper or blog headline. This encyclical, like many others will be analyzed for years to come, but early interpretations include those of Thomas J. Reese, S.J. and George Weigel, who presents some interesting insights into how the encyclical was developed.