Part of Charity:
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…