Day 6: Monday, December 10, 2012

Catholic Social Teaching and Poverty

“If there is among you a poor person, one of your community…you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother and/or sister, but you shall open your hand to them, and lend them sufficient for their need.” - Deuteronomy 15:7-8

"In this world of ours, in which, despite the profession of good intentions, the value of the person, of human dignity and human rights is seriously threatened by the widespread tendency to have recourse exclusively to the criteria of utility, profit and material possessions, it is important not to detach the concept of justice from its transcendent roots." (#4) Message for World Day of Peace 2012, Pope Benedict XVI

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