Caritas in Veritate (5)

Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical Letter entitled Caritas in Veritate, on human development in love and truth (numbers 12, 13, 14)

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12. The link between Populorum Progressio and the Second Vatican Council does not mean that Paul VI's social magisterium marked a break with that of previous Popes, because the Council constitutes a deeper exploration of this magisterium within the continuity of the Church's life. In this sense, clarity is not served by certain abstract subdivisions of the Church's social doctrine, which apply categories to Papal social teaching that are extraneous to it. It is not a case of two typologies of … [More]