Saturday, April 25, 2009

"Caritas in veritate" expected June 29th

Pope Benedict XVI is expected to release his next encyclical, Caritas in veritate (Charity in Truth), on June 29th, the feast of SS. Peter and Paul. Our Holy Father has actually been working on this encyclical since 2007, according to reports, but has delayed it's promulgation to make sure our current economic crisis and the realities of it's effects are reflected in it.

I am very excited about this particular encyclical. The encyclical will focus on globalization and it's effect on the poorest in our world, and our duty as Catholics to those in need. As a missionary in the poorest area of Buffalo, our focus is on our duty to the poor; we are anticipating a confirmation of our efforts and new insights to assist us.

I look forward to presenting my thoughts on the encyclical after it's release. Stay tuned!

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