A fine occupation of interest.
See here: http://www.papalencyclicals.net/.
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.
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.ReplyDelete
I do wish they came in compendia, maybe thematically... know of any?