Today, Dr. Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute delivered a lecture entitled “Why Love Matters: Understanding Pope Benedict XVI’s First Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est.” The address explored Pope Benedict’s first encyclical – the subject of which came as a surprise to many – and delved into the background of the pope’s encyclical on Christian love, outlining its implications for the Church’s social teaching and its engagement with the world.

If you weren’t able to attend the lecture in person, you can listen to the entire event by clicking here (8.8 mb mp3 file). Streaming video (of the lecture only) will be available soon as well, so keep checking the PowerBlog for updates.