My husband has just entered formation for the Diaconate. His education is 11th grade and mine is 12th grade. We are having to read encyclicals which are about our education level. Is there any help out there to get a better understanding of these writings? Thank you and God bless.
Well, I suppose it depends on the particular encyclical. :o
I know there are some books out there like Dr. Schreck’s The Legacy of Pope John Paul II which breaks down JPII’s 14 encyclicals into what is a bit easier to understand. But not all such books are going to accurately capture the message of the original. And there are not necessarily books like that for every papal writing.
But if these are the encyclicals he has to read, you’d be set. :o