Winter 2010

A Symposium on Caritas in Veritate

Introduction: Caritas in Veritate

The editors of Communio are pleased to devote the Winter, 2010 issue to Pope Benedict XVI’s third encyclical, Caritas in veritate. The essays were prepared for a conference on “Family, Common Good, and the Economic Order: A Symposium on Caritas in veritate,” sponsored by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in December of 2010. . . .

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Caritas in Veritate and the Market Economy

Andrew V. Abela

“The liberal worldview needs to be countered with a message that is more imaginatively appealing, perhaps beginning with what is common among us all, that we are ‘restless to be loved and to love.’”

Family, the Economy, and Distributism

Allan Carlson

“Without meaningful functionality, including economic functionality, families will never enjoy ‘the centrality and integrity’ on which Catholic social teaching insists.”

Enriching the Good: Toward the Development of a Relational Anthropology

D. C. Schindler

“The common good . . . is not merely an object of desire, but a way of being—specifically, a paradoxical unity of giving and receiving.”

The Vision of the Church in St. John of the Cross

Antonio Maria Sicari

“Both the poetry of the Spiritual Canticle and the commentary on it are so immersed in trinitarian doctrine that they turn out to be primarily ecclesiological.”

The Mystery of the Church in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger

Henrique N. Galvão

“If the essence of the mission of Christ consists in putting himself in the place of all men, then the mission of the Church cannot be otherwise: it too consists in being at the service of all mankind.”