As many of you already know, the Pope's new encyclical is already out. Here is a link to the text at the Vatican website. I will be digesting this slowly, because it is the Catholic approach to many contemporary issues.
There is a natural progression in the encyclicals that PBXVI has put out. This one builds on Spe Salvi as the outreach of charity.
ENCYCLICAL LETTERCARITAS IN VERITATEOF THE SUPREME PONTIFFBENEDICT XVITO THE BISHOPSPRIESTS AND DEACONSMEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUSTHE LAY FAITHFULAND ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILLON INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENTIN CHARITY AND TRUTH