Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Charity in Truth ("Caritas in Veritate") is out

Pope Benedict XVI's eagerly awaited Encyclical, Caritas in Veritate may be found at the Vatican's website here.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Frank,

Thanks. What an amazing encyclical. Anticipating our CACE venue in September, I'm struck by the helpfulness of paragraph four. Blessings brother! CC

(4) Because it is filled with truth, charity can be understood in the abundance of its values, it can be shared and communicated. Truth, in fact, is lógos which creates diá-logos, and hence communication and communion. Truth, by enabling men and women to let go of their subjective opinions and impressions, allows them to move beyond cultural and historical limitations and to come together in the assessment of the value and substance of things. Truth opens and unites our minds in the lógos of love: this is the Christian proclamation and testimony of charity.