The Synod Fathers Speak 8: Charity

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At weddings, my pastor often preaches of the ideal of the married couple expressing their love in an ever-wider circle: the children they will welcome into the world, and ultimately, the poor who will come knocking at their door and who need an expression of hope and love. The synod bishops picked it up here:

Another expression of fraternal communion is charity, giving, nearness to those who are last, marginalized, poor, lonely, sick, strangers, and families in crisis, aware of the Lord’s word, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). It is a gift of goods, of fellowship, of love and mercy, and also a witness to the truth, to light, and to the meaning of life.

The so-called “short” document from the recent synod is online is here, in English.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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