Say a prayer of thanks today as our Holy Father Benedict exercises the grace of "strengthening the brethren" as granted by Christ to Peter and all his successors, Vicars of Christ on earth. He does so as he gives the gift of his new encyclical, ON INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN CHARITY AND TRUTH. He promulgated the new teaching earlier today and you can read it here.
And for those of us who celebrate our natal anniversaries today, an awesome way to mark the day.
Thank you, Holy Father.
(Photo: Thanks to Rorate Caeli.)
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