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Charity - Love of Neighbour
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Part of Charity:

1. Virtue of Charity

2. Love of Neighbour

3. Charitable Organizations

1. Concept and problems. The love which is open to and interested in those close to us is universally recognized as a noble form of moral action. But the question arises as to who are our “neighbours” and how far should charity towards them go. The spontaneous answer of natural ethics is to distinguish between love of those nearest and dearest to us and readiness to help those outside this circle. Men feel bound to love others…

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Waldemar Molinski, “Charity - Love of Neighbour”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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