Fighting Hunger – Beefing up Unions – Truth in Charity

This is the latest post from the National Catholic Reporter on Twitter: NCRonlineJohn Allen on pope’s new social encyclical: Fighting hunger, beefing up unions http://tinyurl.com/lbv8lqabout 5 hours ago from web.

This Sunday’s second reading in some ways captures what is reported to be a major theme of  Veritas in Caritas. (Truth in Charity)

“Remember how generous the Lord Jesus was: he was rich, but he became poor for your sake, to make you rich out of his poverty. This does not mean that to give relief to others you ought to make things difficult for yourselves: it is a question of balancing what happens to be your surplus now against their present need, and one day they may have something to spare that will supply your own need. That is how we strike a balance: as scripture says: The man who gathered much had none too much, the man who gathered little did not go short.” (2Corinthians 8)

John Allen gives us a good glimpse of what the Pope has to say based upon this morning’s Corriere della Sera, Italy’s leading daily newspaper,  which carried lengthy extracts.  http://tinyurl.com/lbv8lqabout 5 hours ago

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