Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict’s third encyclical, is a call to see the relationship between human and environmental ecologies and to link charity and truth in the pursuit of justice, the common good, and authentic human development. In doing so, the pope points out the responsibilities and limitations of government and the private market, challenges traditional ideologies of right and left, and calls all men and women to think and act anew.
We are pleased to make these resources available to help ministry leaders and individuals explore and promote the Holy Father’s teaching letter:
Text of Caritas in Veritate (Vatican Web site)
Order Caritas in Veritate from USCCB Publishing, online, or call 800-235-8722 (outside the United States or in Washington, D.C., call 202-722-8716).
Small group study guides: For stand-alone use or as a series
Action guide: How to put Caritas in Veritate into practice
USCCB Media Blog – currently contains several entries on the new encyclical
USCCB Press Release: Message On Global Economy, Politics, Environment Is Helpful Guide For Today
Individual reflection guide – (PDF)
Unpacking Caritas in Veritate NEW!
A slideshow presentation (with presenter's notes*) on the encyclical.
* To see the presenter's notes for the online slideshow for any slide, just click on the
orange TEXT icon near the upper left corner.