Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 16, 2011

Francis Woehrling
Pages 11-15

Caritas in Veritate: Love Shaping the Real World Through Rational Understanding

The significance of the title of Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate has not been adequately appreciated. It is the first social encyclical with an expressly theological title. Benedict calls for Catholics to shape the economic world (specifically, globalization) with Christian love.