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Encyclical delayed-- a lot

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Oct 02, 2008

 Just a couple of days ago I pointed out that the Ignatius Press site listed Caritatis Veritate, the 3rd encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, as "available September 2008." But September was ending, and the long-awaited encyclical still wasn't available.

Things have changed. The Ignatius site now lists publication for April 2009. 

[Hat tip to the American Papist, who spotted the same change of dates in the advance billing on]

If it was close enough to list a publication date, what caused such a long delay? There's a story here...

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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