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The Church’s social doctrine is an evolving synthesis in which faith, theology, metaphysics and science come together to serve humankind. Not surprisingly, then, Pope Benedict in his most recent Encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, warns governments of the dangers of ‘oversimplifying reality in artificial ways’, and that societies must ‘liberate themselves from ideologies’. He points out that such can take place only if societies willingly guide themselves in a process in which moral evaluation and scientific research go hand in hand.
The Church asserts that human action is moral only if it strengthens the solidarity of civil society in anticipation of the Absolute Unity for which humankind has been...Read More