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The Church's social doctrine is faithful to Truth and Tradition

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

Love in truth — caritas in veritate — is a great challenge for the Church in a world that is becoming progressively and pervasively globalized.

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Human development begins with life in Christ

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

In 1967, when he issued the Encyclical Populorum Progressio, my venerable predecessor Pope Paul VI illuminated the great theme of the development of peoples with the splendour of truth and the gentle light of Christ’s charity.

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The common good demands constructive participation in society

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

Another important consideration is the common good. To love someone is to desire that person’s good and to take effective steps to secure it.

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The Treasure of Divine Mercy--the Face of God

St. Faustina Kowalska, “The Apostle of Mercy,” was known as a mystic and visionary. Her diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, records the journey of her soul. 434 more words

Justice is the basis and the beginning of charity

From Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2009):

“Caritas in veritate” is the principle around which the Church’s social doctrine turns, a principle that takes on practical form in the criteria that govern moral action.

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One Minute Reflection - 20 April - Easter Thursday - Fifth Day of the Octave

One Minute Reflection – 20 April – Easter Thursday – Fifth Day of the Octave

Daily Meditation: May we be one in faith. love and peace through the Eucharist. 233 more words

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Materialism in the Pews

Rorate Caeli, a fine blog for any Catholic, put up a post including Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s forward to a book about liturgy. At root, it’s more or less the same thing that has been said: reform of the reform and keep God at the center. 452 more words