From love to hope.
Pope Benedict XVI today released his second encyclical — a papal white paper — about the Christian understanding of hope.
His first, you might remember, was about love.
As Catholic analyst John Allen “writes”:http://ncrcafe.org/node/1473 today: “With Spe Salvi, Benedict solidifies his profile as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“pope of the basicsÃ¢â‚¬? Ã¢â‚¬â€œ determined to accent the core principles of the Christian faith.”
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the new president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said today: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Pope Benedict calls us personally and as a community to a hope rooted in Jesus.”
You can read the encyclical at the Bishops Conference “website.”:http://www.nccbuscc.org/