Tuesday, July 7, 2009
CARITAS IN VERITATE
The Holy Father has signed the much anticipated new social encyclical Caritas in Veritate ("Charity in Truth"). Here is more on it from CNS:
The Christian call to love one another and to work for justice requires the active participation in the political process, Pope Benedict XVI said in his new encyclical.
"To desire the common good and strive toward it is a requirement of justice and charity," the pope said in his encyclical, "Caritas in Veritate" ("Charity in Truth").
The encyclical, published July 7, said God's love for all his creatures must be mirrored in the way they love and care for one another, engaging in acts of charity and solidarity with respect for the truth that every human life is sacred and that humanity forms one family.
"To love someone is to desire that person's good and to take effective steps to secure it," the pope said. "Besides the good of the individual, there is a good that is linked to living in society: the common good."