The mainstream media has largely ignored the story, but First Things Online has been tracking the reactions and reflections of the Pope’s latest encyclical.
- Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” by Christopher Blosser
Blosser’s post is a one-stop comprehensive collection of the latest reactions.
- Awaiting Pope Benedict’s Caritas in Veritate by Christopher Blosser
A collection of pre-release articles and posts on the encyclical.
- Caritas and Economics by Michael Novak
In 1995, Michael Novak wrote a lecture on the subject of “Caritas and Economics.” The original text is reprinted here in the hopes that it will shed further light on the widespread reflection on caritas and economics about to be requested by Benedict XVI’s upcoming encyclical.
- An African Encyclical by David Goldman
“Call this an African encyclical. Its description of economic developments applies to Africa, but not to East or South Asia, nor for that matter to most of Latin America.”
- The Pope of Caritapolis by Michael Novak
“Three encyclicals already with Caritas in their title. It looks like the Pope is bidding fair to become “the Pope of Caritapolis,” who sees the whole world—in all its cultural, political, and cultural dimensions—as to be best grasped within the long history of “The City of God”—the City of God’s Caritas in this world.”
- First Thoughts on Caritas in Veritate, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, Conclusion by Joseph Bottum
First Things editor Joseph Bottum weighs in with an eleven-post series of analysis of the encyclical.