Caritas In Veritate Analysis

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Caritas in Veritate is the third encyclical of Pope Benedict. Though it builds off his first two encyclicals, is has a different purpose. He emphasizes the importance of charity in relation with truth. He explains how this relationship is what drives people to commit tremendous acts of justice and peace. This Catholic Social Teaching reminds us that all Christians are called to charity and it is our moral duty to spread God’s love the way God would want us to. Like all Catholic Social Teachings, this document serves as a guideline for humans to do God’s work.
In one of his chapters, Pope Benedict addresses the problems that remain in our society. He focuses on three crucial areas in which humanity must work to fix: hunger, value of human life, and freedom of religion,. Regarding hunger, Pope Benedict states, “The network of economic institutions capable of guaranteeing regular access to sufficient food and water for nutritional needs.” The issue is not lack of resources, but people who are in need are unable to get the food and water that they require. This topic deals with the CST principle, Life and Dignity of the
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Even today, technology has become so prominent, we tend to value it over our values and responsibilities that help us develop. “A person’s development is compromised, if he claims to be solely responsible for producing what he becomes.” This means that we can’t continue to grow as humans if we rely on the power of technology to solve all our problems. Ultimately, it is far more important to value who we are as humans and what we can do to make the world better. This chapter connects with the CST principle of Rights and Responsibilities because Pope Benedict wants us to remember our moral duties we have as humans and our responsibility to give back. Rather than focus all our attention on technology, we should emphasize how we can help others around

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