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Charity - Charitable Organizations
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Part of Charity:

1. Virtue of Charity

2. Love of Neighbour

3. Charitable Organizations

The word “charity”, in this article, has the common meaning of Christian brotherly love towards the needy and the suffering. It is not only a sacred duty and the characteristic of every true Christian, but also the characteristic and expression of the life of the Church and the essential reality of every community inspired by the spirit of Christ.

1. The Church as ecclesia caritatis. The Second Vatican Council has brought charity with great emphasis into the centre of theological specul…

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Erich Reisch, “Charity - Charitable Organizations”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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