Caritas in Veritate: Charity in Truth

I highly recommend reading, or at least skimming through, this encyclical by Pope Benedict XVI entitled “Charity in Truth.” It speaks to our role as human beings in building up our society and the Church with the pursuit of truth which will set us free. And to quote Pope Paul VI in his Populorum Progressio, “It is the primordial truth of God’s love, grace bestowed upon us, that opens our lives to gift and makes it possible to hope for a development of the whole person and of all people.” Therefore it is essential that charity is rooted in truth and truth is rooted in charity for human development to take place. I could go on for awhile about the “awesomeness” of this encyclical for lack of a better term, so please just read through it. And also comments are greatly encouraged!

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20090629_caritas-in-veritate_en.html

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