Charity in Truth

Encyclical seeks economic model that meets long-term sustainability

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Today’s international economic model requires a new way of understanding business enterprise, Pope Benedict XVI said in his third encyclical, “Caritas in Veritate” (“Charity in Truth”). When business leaders make themselves exclusively answerable to their investors, they limit their enterprise’s social value and often sacrifice long-term sustainability […]

‘Charity in Truth’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Ethical values are needed to overcome the current global economic crisis as well as to eradicate hunger and promote the real development of all the world’s peoples, Pope Benedict XVI said in his new encyclical. The document, “Caritas in Veritate” (“Charity in Truth”) was dated June […]

Social encyclical released

‘Charity in Truth’Encyclical seeks economic model that meets long-term sustainabilityIn new encyclical, Pope calls for sharing earth’s resources equitablyEncyclical: Keeping pro-life sensibility can help during tough timesLove for others requires involvement in politics, Pope saysEncyclical asks unions to protect workers beyond their membership Caritas in veritate(full document) Purchase a print copy Cardinal Justin Rigali on […]

Cardinal Justin Rigali on Encyclical:

“This document is … geared to the needs of the world – the economic needs, the moral needs …at this particular time…. “He is saying that love itself, which is charity, is an extraordinary force which leads people to opt for courageous and generous engagement in the field of justice and peace…. He is proposing […]

Encyclical asks unions to protect workers beyond their membership

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Pope Benedict XVI called on labor unions to look beyond their membership when protecting the rights of workers and turn their attention to workers in other fields and in developing countries where social rights are violated. The Pope reached out to labor unions in his third encyclical, […]

Love for others requires involvement in politics, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – 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 […]

Encyclical: Keeping pro-life sensibility can help during tough times

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Keeping a pro-life sensibility during hard economic times can actually help a society through those trying years, Pope Benedict XVI said in his third encyclical, “Caritas in Veritate” (“Charity in Truth”). In a social encyclical on development and the world’s financial crisis, the Pope said it is […]

In new encyclical, Pope calls for sharing earth’s resources equitably

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI dedicated a portion of his new social encyclical, “Caritas in Veritate” (“Charity in Truth”), to the urgent duty to share the earth’s resources equitably and safeguard the environment for future generations. He criticized states, organizations and companies that hoard nonrenewable fossil fuels. Not […]

Lent 2009

Journey with St. Paul through LentWeek 1: Now is the acceptable timeBy Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas Week 2: If God is for us, who can be against us?By Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden Week 3: The power of Christ crucifiedBy Most Reverend Joseph R. CistoneWeek 4: Imagine the depth, breadth of God’s mercyBy Most […]

Fasting: Self-restraint in order to leave space for God

VATICAN CITY, 3 FEB 2009 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office, the presentation took place of the 2009 Lenten Message of the Holy Father Benedict XVI. The theme of this year’s Message is: “He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry.” Participating in the press conference […]