Defending the Vulnerable
What does it take in today’s world to take proper care of the vulnerable? With whom does the buck stop?
Social justice in the Christian tradition, as Pope Francis reminds us, is about what we owe each other as sisters and brothers under God.
Love of God is inseparable from love of neighbour, respect for others’ rights and needs. This includes a compassionate duty of care towards the most vulnerable in our society. Vulnerability comes in many forms, through various types of poverty and insecurity, through physical or mental disability and ill-health. A defence of the vulnerable is evident in the Catholic tradition over two millennia and requires us to think hard about how the past may inspire us in confronting new challenges in the present.
Care for the Elderly – Peter Kevern
The Dominican Tradition [R. Finn]