Saturday, March 20, 2010

As a Hobby: Begin to Read Papal Encyclicals

A fine occupation of interest.

See here:

Start with Leo.  He looked at the world and he presented its troubles with astonishing clarity in a series of encyclicals which have become a part of world literature.  He defined the rights of man on earth and the concern of the Church in the establishment of those rights.   

1 comment:

  1. I used to read encyclicals in print - I found it easier. I really enjoyed anything before WWI because then I had to try and imagine the times they were written in.

    I do wish they came in compendia, maybe thematically... know of any?