Encyclical

Fratelli Tutti: A Socialist-Utopian, Ecumenical-Interreligious Encyclical

The new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (hereafter FT), is an atypical papal document. First, because, contrary to tradition, it is not addressed to the Catholic bishops, clergy, or faithful.1 Instead, it is written for “all people of goodwill, regardless of their religious convictions.”2 Second, because it is not inspired by Sacred Scripture, Fathers or Doctors of the …

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“Our Apostolic Mandate”: A Key to Restoring Christian Civilization!

[Over] a century ago on 25 August 1910, Pope Saint Pius X published the Apostolic Letter, Notre Charge Apostolique (“Our Apostolic Mandate”). That document complemented, in the socio-political field, the Pontiff’s struggle against the philosophical and theological errors of Modernism, which he condemned in his Encyclical, Pascendi Dominici Gregis (8 September 1907). Although the new document was …

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Humanae Vitae: The Encyclical that Condemned the Sexual Revolution

On 25 July, the feast of Saint James the Apostle, the Church observes the anniversary of the publication of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), by Pope Paul VI [in 1968].1 The Sexual Revolution The context of the encyclical letter was the Sexual Revolution of the mid-sixties. Fashion, literature and the entertainment industry all …

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