Pope Benedict XVI’s New Encyclical: Social Political Issues Tied to Pro-Life Ethic

Pope Benedict XVI has released a new encyclical Caritas in veritate (Love in Truth), that says the numerous social political issues are all tied to the pro-life ethic. The leader of the Catholic Church made it clear that human life must be protected from conception on and that the pro-life perspective can’t be compromised in pursuit of common ground on other political issues. Although the new paper doesn’t mention pro-abortion President Barack Obama, some observers are seeing it as an indirect statement in response to his disingenuous pursuit of common ground on the abortion issue.