Globalisation & the Church: Reflections on Caritas in Veritate This book edited by Neil Ormerod and Paul Oslington collects the presentations on Caritas in Veritate from a seminar held at the Australian Catholic University in 2009. The chapter by Sandie Cornish provides a simple introduction to the encyclical for the general reader. Order here.
Issued in 2009, Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical to focus exclusively on social justice matters, explores the challenges of integral human development today. Caritas in Veritate, like Pope John Paul II’s social encyclical Sollicitudo rei Socialis, commemorates Paul VI’s encyclical Populorum Progressio and applies its insights to the current situation. After examining the relationship between […]
Context Pope John Paul II issued his last major social encyclical, Centesimus Annus, in 1991. It commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of Rerum Novarum. Momentous historical events shape its content. Communism fell in much of Eastern Europe in 1989. The Gulf War had just ended, and the USSR would soon collapse. John Paul II’s own […]
Context Pope John Paul II’s 1987 social encyclical Sollicitudo rei Socialis marks the twentieth anniversary of Populorum Progressio. Sollicitudo rei Socialis is also known by the English title On Social Concerns. It was the first major Catholic Social Teaching document to mark the anniversary of a social encyclical other than Rerum Novarum. Major Issues John […]