Here's an interesting piece by the New York Times' Ross Douthat on Pope Benedict XVI's new encyclical:
"'Caritas in Veritate' promotes a vision of economic solidarity rooted in moral conservatism. It links the dignity of labor to the sanctity of marriage. It praises the redistribution of wealth while emphasizing the importance of decentralized governance. It connects the despoiling of the environment to the mass destruction of human embryos."
For copy of the encyclical, click here.