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Catechism of the catholic church stock-xchngCatechism of the Catholic Church
'"The Church’s love for the poor … is a part of her constant tradition.” This love is inspired by the Gospel of the Beatitudes, of the poverty of Jesus, and of his concern for the poor.'  paragraph 2444.

Compendium of  the social doctrine of the church stock-xchngCompendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church
'All social values are inherent in the dignity of the human person, ... Essentially, these values are: truth, freedom, justice, love [427]. Putting them into practice is the sure and necessary way of obtaining personal perfection and a more human social existence.' paragraph 197.

Oscar Romero Book - the violence of love stock-xchngThe Violence of Love by Oscar Romero
'There is an exchange of property that is understood only in a true spirit of poverty, which makes the rich feel they are close brothers and sisters of the poor, and makes the poor feel they are equal givers and not inferior to the rich.' p. 156.

Joseph Cardijn on Young Christian Workers stock-xchngJoseph Cardijn on Young Christian Workers 'The better we get to know the living reality of the lay apostolate, the more we discover the great resources which it opens up for the Church, the better we understand why Pope Pius XI insisted so much on Catholic Action becoming everywhere "the participation of the laity in the apostolate of the hierarchy."'