Deus Caritas Est (God is Love), Benedict XVI, 2005
Understanding God’s love for humanity, the commandment of love calls forth a renewed commitment as a response to that love. This encyclical articulates the Church’s charitable activity as an expression of God’s love. Charity must be grounded in a personal encounter with Christ, who awakens the meaning of love of neighbor.
Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth), Benedict XVI, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI deepens the Church’s social teachings, by grounding them in love and truth. Justice is linked to charity and the faithful are called to practice justice for the common good. Building a future of peace, justice and love is dependent on fundamental values of justice and charity.
Thanks for this. We sometimes forget the contribution he made to this area as we strive to convince our Governments to strive for the Common Good of all especially the most vulnerable rather than the politically expedient ‘greater good’ which can be so open to exploitative interpretation.
Wishing you well for 2023.
Ngā mihi. Peter
Justice & Peace Commission
Catholic Diocese of Auckland
mob 022 1300 730
Noted with thanks, I’m enjoying the warm weather in Samoa. Visited the Old school at St Joseph’s College in Lotopa and Alafua where you taught Peter. Hope all is well at home God bless
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