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IT’S SIMPLE BUT CHALLENGING, YES?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis wrote Fratelli Tutti as a reflection on the solidarity that humanity could have created when faced by our common vulnerability. He looks to St. John Chrysostom, one of the Fathers of the Church who taught: "Not to share our wealth with the poor is to rob them and take away their livelihood. The riches we possess are not our own, but theirs as well." Pope Francis also cites St. Gregory the Great, who said, "When we provide the needy with their basic needs, we are giving them what belongs to them, not to us." (Source: Sr. Mary M. McGlone –NCR online)