Veritatis splendor (Latin: The Splendor of the Truth) is an encyclical by Pope John Paul II. It expresses the position of the Catholic Church regarding fundamentals of the Church’s role in moral teaching.

Why does he argue that freedom is found in accepting and obeying God’s commands? … Conscience is a herald of God’s law and has an imperative quality that holds us each accountable, yet it can be mistaken or imperfect in its judgments. ]

Catholicism professes that what we believe in faith and what we discover by reason are not only compatible but also mutually beneficial. God is the source of both faith and reason, and there is no contradiction in God. Both faith and reason lead us to the one Truth who is God.