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“The love of the humanity of Our Lord is the love of our neighbour. … Love of neighbour means voluntary poverty, stripping one’s self, …non-participation in those luxuries which have been manufactured by the exploitation of others. While our neighbours suffer, we must suffer with them.” – Dorothy Day


“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and can be erradicated by the actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela

Thought for the Week 21/11/2011

From Sabine Schwartz, Catholic Chaplain:

The feast of Christ the King -the last Sunday in the year of the Church- has often puzzled me, as the idea of kingship can sometimes have a triumphalist ring about it that sits uneasy with my sensitivities (and those of many others). It does seem to be very odd title in the Western world of the 21st century, where democracy is among the highest values of society and kings and queens have at most a ceremonial role. (more…)

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