This new encyclical from Pope Francis invites the Church to live out the call to universal fraternity and social friendship. The third encyclical of his pontificate, Fratelli Tutti, offers “a way of life marked by the flavor of the Gospel" (no. 1) and shares a vision for humanity that Pope Francis has emphasized throughout his papacy: “It is my desire that, in this our time, by acknowledging the dignity of each human person, we can contribute to the rebirth of a universal aspiration to fraternity. Brotherhood between all men and women” (no. 8).
Use the resources and materials below to reflect more on this invitation to love, social friendship, and solidarity that honors the human dignity of every person.
Fratelli Tutti and the Call to Participation - Fratelli Tutti is a profound message that calls each of us to a deeper understanding of social friendship, community, and our shared responsibility to promote the common good. Read more in this blog post from To Go Forth, a blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD).
Doing Good Isn't Always Easy. But it's Never Been More Important. - Fratelli Tutti doesn't just ask you to open your heart to love beyond borders, it also calls on us as children of God to facilitate a universal culture of encounter. Read more about how the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has created a culture of encounter by confronting the root causes of economic injustice through on-the-ground work and promotion of policies that help to break the cycle of poverty.
Catholic Social Teaching Resources
Fratelli Tutti is the latest documentin the Church's body of social teaching. As you reflect on how to live out the call to fraternity, social friendship, and solidarity that Pope Francis presents in Fratelli Tutti, learn more about the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching.