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Charity in Truth Caritas in Veritate Encyclical

Charity in Truth Caritas in Veritate Encyclical

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"Charity in truth, to which Jesus Christ bore witness by his earthly life and especially by his death and resurrection, is the principal driving force behind the authentic development of every person and of all humanity." Thus starts the encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, where he talks about the relationship between love and our commitment to social justice. He feels that charity is at the heart of the Catholic Church's social doctrine, not a charity that simply gives, but a charity that out of love gives a person the courage to stand up in support of issues that deal with justice and peace. In Veritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI talks about the fact that if people claiming rights do not also recognize and fulfill the duties that come with those rights, those rights can turn into a vice, for example either protecting the environment or destroying the environment for business and profit. Caritas in Veritate calls all people to recognize the love of God in their lives and reflect that love in their stand for peace and justice in the world.

Caritas in Veritate Enclyclical Pope Benedict XVI Paperback