CARITAS IN VERITATE: Is this how you give us back our Scepter?
'But we, descended from your sacred line,
Entitled to your heav'n and rites divine,
Are banish'd earth; and, for the wrath of one,
Remov'd from Latium and the promis'd throne.
Are these our scepters? these our due rewards?'
Virgil Aeneid I
It has begun!
Able writers will now have to write pieces on the universal authority of the Holy Roman Emperor. Most will miss the mark, but all will make for interesting reading in the few remaining years to come. The following are recent written pieces more or less on the universal authority of the Holy Roman Emperor, all in response to Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI. I say more or less because the majority of the writers still haven’t any clue to what’s coming…...
The Catholic World Report: CWR Round-Table: Caritas in Veritate by J. Brian Benestad, Francis J. Beckwith, Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., Richard Garnett, Thomas S. Hibbs, Paul Kengor, George Neumayr, Joseph Pearce, Tracey Rowland, Father James V. Schall, and Rev. Robert A. Sirico
The American Conservative: Is the Pope for New World Order? by Lewis McCrary
National Catholic Reporter: The $64,000 question from Benedict's encyclical, and other Vatican goings-on by John Allen Jr.
Inside Catholic: Your Life Is a Gift by John Zmirak
National Review Online: Caritas in Veritate in Gold and Red by George Weigel
The Catholic Thing: Caritas in Veritate: A Symposium By Michael Novak, James V. Schall S.J., Joseph Wood, Robert Royal