The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 23, Issue 4, Winter 2023

The Thirtieth Anniversary of Veritatis Splendor

Rev. Cajetan Cuddy, OP
Pages 637-654

Before and After Veritatis Splendor
The Renewal of Moral Theology

Vertiatis splendor was one of the most consequential papal encyclicals of the twentieth century. In it, the Church presented the faithful with a detailed look at Catholic moral teaching and put to rest several disputes that followed Vatican II. This article presents some key teachings of the encyclical and how they shape our understanding of Catholic moral teaching today.