“An Encyclical Written with Four Hands”

New out from Catholic News Service, this video on the writing of the anticipated first papal encyclical from Pope Francis:

In it, we find CNS Rome bureau chief Francis X. Rocca discussing the authorship of Lumen Fidei – “The Light of Faith” – which will be released on Friday.

More on the encyclical:

Read the encyclicals by Pope Benedict XVI:

A question for you: Have you already read Pope Benedict XVI’s papal encyclicals? How do you anticipate that Lumen Fidei will differ in tone and content from the most recent encyclicals? 

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  • http://www.thereligionteacher.com/ Jared Dees

    I can’t wait to read it!

    • lisahendey

      I feel that way too. And to be honest, I never felt that way over previous encyclicals. I’m not sure if it’s having been so tuned into the Conclave or being able to see his daily homilies on video, but I’m just so drawn to the teachings of our Holy Father. I love Pope Benedict XVI too but will admit to having struggled at times to fully comprehend his message.

      • Justin Stroh

        I see that this “Trilogy” is preparing the Church for the amazing future she is about to endure. Certainly the hand of the Holy Spirit is infallibly directing our hearts and minds in the constant mystery of Christian living! :-) Duc it Baby! :-)

        • lisahendey

          I think you’re on target Justin! We’ll all have to talk about the document after we’ve read it on Friday!

        • http://www.thereligionteacher.com/ Jared Dees

          I look at is as part 3 of the trilogy as well and to your point, Lisa, I think Pope Francis will be able to supplement Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s deep theology with precision and clarity.


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