On the site of the ultra-liberal dissenting NCR Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB shared her precious insights on the text of the Holy Father’s encyclical, about which she can know really very little.
I won’t tire you with the whole sad thing, but this little blurb you should read.
… [E]arly reports indicate that the pope’s upcoming encyclical, Veritas in Caritate (“Charity in Truth,”), [what the... ?!?] clearly argues that the defense of the poor and the defense of unborn life are "necessarily linked."
Which leaves us in a quandary. Is the attempt by some to ostracize those who seek alternative approaches to the subject of abortion really the most effective — and the most moral position — a Catholic can take? By ignoring — and so minimizing — all other social justice issues, can we possibly consider ourselves sufficiently grounded in a Catholic vision of the world, even in regard to our commitment to this one?
She doesn’t even get the name of the encyclical right. And even if it were entitled Veritas in caritate that wouldn’t be translated "Charity in truth".
But she knows what the unpublished encyclical says.
Trust her! She knows.
Read what she wrote in the context of President Obama’s attempts to jam through universal abortion through the present UN meeting.
UPDATE 2235 GMT:
It is sure that Sr. Chittister and those of her school – alas a school involving very little Latin – are going to claim that His Holiness’ reception of Pres. Obama will amount His Holiness’ approval of Pres. Obama’s agenda.
Upon these we are pleased to bestow the new WDTPRS "Idi Amin Dada" Award, inaugurated in honor of the 10 September 1975 visit of this famous head of state to Pope Paul VI. The president kept the Pope waiting and the Pope did not bestow upon Idi Amin Dada the honor of a doctorate in law.
Sister should feel free to capture the graphic and put it on her own blog.