Category Archives: Benedict XVI

Christ the Shepherd and Philosopher

“The figure of Christ is interpreted on ancient sarcophagi principally by two images: the philosopher and the shepherd. Philosophy at that time was not generally seen as a difficult academic discipline, as it is today. Rather, the philosopher was someone … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI Encyclical Letter on Love

ENCYCLICAL LETTER DEUS CARITAS EST OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON CHRISTIAN LOVE   INTRODUCTION 1. “God is love, and he who abides in … Continue reading

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