The topic of natural law plays an important role in the recent encyclical letter Caritas in veritate by Benedict XVI. The text points out the influence of the technocratic ideology which considers science as the only source of knowledge; reason, which is no longer aimed to seek the truth, becomes unable to root man’s behaviour in the truth of his self and to lead him to his real good. Only by respecting this truth, that man finds in his own nature, charity – which is the basic principle of individual and social behaviour – can find a proper grounding and lead to an integral human development.

(Author: Gianluca Guerzoni)

Summary ed.27 (I/2010)