Encyclical Deus Caritas Est released on CD

The Archdiocese of Melbourne has released a double CD narration of Pope Benedict XVI's first encyclical, which was launched three months ago in Rome.

The CD, which was produced by Catholic Communications, went on sale this week. It features narration from Peter Byrne, longtime commercial radio breakfast presenter who now presents Catholic radio programs for the Archdiocese. The CDs were recorded, edited and mixed, with musical backing, by Fraynework Multimedia.

It has been produced with the backing of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Vatican.

The encyclical was highly acclaimed for its penetrating and accessible analysis of Catholic teaching on love.

"Eros, this gift of love between a man and a woman, comes from the same source of the goodness of the Creator as does the possibility of a love which renounces the self in favour of the other," said Pope Benedict XVI

The order form is downloadable via the link below. An MP3 sample is also available.

God is Love - Deus Caritas Est (Archdiocese of Melbourne 28/3/06)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
God is Love - Deus Caritas Est (Archdiocese of Melbourne) | MP3 sample
English Text of Encyclical

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29 Mar 2006