Once again, George Weigel offers a brilliant analysis of Pope Francis' first encyclical and its gentle but stirring diagnosis of modern secular ideology:
Here's what Lumen Fidei says about the self-referential mindset that keep secular humanists on a path to nowhere.
The light of faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence. A light this powerful cannot come from ourselves but from a more primordial source: In a word, it must come from God. Faith is born of an encounter with the living God who calls us and reveals his love. ... Transformed by this love, we gain fresh vision, new eyes to see; we realize that it contains a great promise of...READ MORE