On Fridays at 9 p.m. since October 20, 2017, people are gathering for a conversation about papal encyclicals and how they apply today. We began with Pius XII’s Mystici Corporis Christi, with a goal of not having a class but a wide open twitter conversation on people’s thoughts, insights and reactions to it. The idea is to pick one encyclical of a pope, discuss it, then move to the pope before him. Encyclicals, of course, are the teaching letters of the popes about the faith, and they are not necessarily meant to be interpreted by theologians for the public, but rather to be read and considered by the laity. That’s our goal.
The conversations often start on Traditius’ account, found here and are normally flagged with the hashtag #Aeternum so they can be searched for that way as well. The draft schedule for the next few weeks is below.