Pope Francis' encyclical
Laudato Si' (Praised be) on "care for our common home" had, in 2015, an incredible outreach.
Last year's arrival of Pope Francis encyclical
"Laudato Si on Care for Our Common Home' marked a significant moment as the Catholic church substantially entered the realm of environmental concern at a time when global attention toward the Earth's degradation, in particular by climate change, was nearing a peak.
But the covert hypocrisy in July Limp's article on Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical
and Climate Change ("Mistreating the environment is a sin") beats all.
Even in Catholic schools, exposure to the encyclicals
might be limited to memorizing their titles and a bit about what they say, but without a deeper reading and analysis.
Donfried, "The Use of Scripture in Veritatis Splendor", Ecumenical Ventures in Ethics: Protestants Engage Pope John Paul Il's Moral Encyclicals
The symposium aimed to examine the American reception of Pope Benedict XVI's first social encyclical
, which was published in July 2009 to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Pope Paul VI's Populorum Progressio, perhaps the most contentious of modern social encyclicals
on the question of international social and economic development.
To these changing situations, the social encyclicals
steadily reapply the basic principles of the Church's social teaching.
The second half of the encyclical
mms to the work of love, or caritas, that is the specific social expression of the church in society.
Section 1 addresses the doctrinal ramifications and developments occasioned by the pope's encyclical
as they pertain to the possibility of a Christian philosophy, the fate of metaphysics, theological anthropology and our understanding of the person, and the role of Mary and the effects of a Marian framework in an encyclical
devoted to faith and reason.
If one compares the written output of John Paul II to that of his predecessors in terms of total pages of text (rather than total number of encyclicals
), no pope has written more in the genre of the encyclical
than he did.
It was to find its way into the first two social encyclicals
as the Catholic substitute for capitalism and socialism.
on the environment, which Pope Francis is expected to release in June or July, is stimulating a great deal of discussion and hope in academia and the environmental movement.
This article takes a different approach: It examines how papal social encyclicals
have evolved vis-a-vis their exhortations regarding just wages and working conditions.
Pope Paul VI, saddened by the reactions to Humane vitae, would not issue any additional encyclicals
in the remaining ten year of his pontificate.
Quadragesimo Anno is still an important document in Catholic social teaching.