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West Virginia bishop writes pastoral letter on poverty

November 29, 2012

Bishop Michael Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston has released a pastoral letter on poverty in West Virginia.

“As citizens and as disciples of Christ, we are called to join corporal works of mercy with transformative works in policies and laws aimed at welfare of the poor and the vulnerable among us, policies and laws which will create new opportunities and access to much needed services, while they rectify systemic injustices,” he writes. “In this way, we honor Mary, Mother of the Poor; in this way, we live out a major part of our identity as members of the Church of the Poor.”


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  • Posted by: impossible - Dec. 03, 2012 11:55 AM ET USA

    Yuch! Archibishop Chaput properly expressed Catholic Church teaching in his interview with John Allen in the National Catholic Reporter. Yes, it's primarily a fish wrapper but the truths expressed by Archbishop Chaput need to be widely disseminated and followed.