Skip to comments.Cardinal: New Encyclical to Clarify Poverty Vows
Posted on 09/06/2013 6:24:08 PM PDT by marshmallow
The Holy Fathers upcoming encyclical reportedly will be entitled Blessed Are the Poor.
ROME A new encyclical that is being written by Pope Francis will help address how to live out a vow of poverty in the modern world, according to one cardinal.
How to define poverty is not easy today, because its not a question of radical poverty, Cardinal Prosper Grech, an Augustinian friar, told CNA Sept. 3. But an encyclical on poverty will help all religious orders to define how to really live poverty in our societies.
In May, an Italian bishop revealed on his diocesan website that the Holy Father is working on an encyclical entitled Blessed Are the Poor.
The Popes first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), was released in July and drew extensively upon previous work from his predecessor, Benedict XVI.
Cardinal Grech, co-founder of the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum in Rome, believes that an encyclical would help to define our stance on poverty.
The definition of poverty is different depending on where one lives, the 87-year-old friar explained.
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Is this in reference to the Evangelical Counsels?
-— Huh? ——
I think it means that the poorest American is wealthier than 95% of the world’s population.
The 8 Beatitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land.
Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven
Reference Matthew 5:3-10.
THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10
Yes. Oddly enough, the religious orders that spend the most on things (such as every sister having her own car, sisters living in apartments, sisters getting their hair done and playing golf, orders hiring cooks and cleaning people - and the male order equivalents for all these things) are the ones that are most leftist.
The stricter orders really don’t have that problem. The sisters wear habits, they share a car or two for the convent if they are not cloistered, they live together, they do their own cooking and cleaning...so I’d say this is going to be wake-up call to the comfy orders.
There’s a big difference between relative poverty and abject poverty.
I got me a double-wide, my granddaddy’s Concordance, and a sturdy pair a boots and I ain’t a givin’ up for nobody, no how, no sir. /s