"The needs of the poor take priority over the desires of the rich."

Pope John Paul II, Toronto, Canada, 1984

Quotes About Poverty From Pope Francis
Fighting Poverty to Build Peace Pope Benedict XVI
Preference for the poor and the promotion of justice Pope John Paul II
Poverty in the Church Latin American Bishops, Medellin
Poverty in the US Bishops' 1986 Pastoral Letter "Economic Justice for All" Gerald Darring
A Place At The Table US Bishops
Make Justice Your Aim Alabama Bishops on Poverty in Alabama
A Jubilee on Poverty Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, page 67
Our Covenant with the Poor St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, Worthing, England

Articles in Thinking Faith, the online journal of the Jesuits in Britain
The Church becoming synodal, part 2: The preferential option for the poor and the way forward Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ
Blessed Are the Poor Sarah Broscombe
Blessed are the poor Sarah Broscombe
The Challenge to Live Simply Christine Allen

Articles in The Way, an international journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the British Jesuits
Only a Witness to Speak for the light: Simone Weil and Her Option for the Poor Jane Khin Zaw
On Poverty with Christ Poor Philip Endean
Called to be Powerless? Ted Kennedy
Blessed are the Poor Jean Vanier
To Be Poor as Jesus Was Poor Aloysius Pieris
The Faith of the Poor Joan Toohig
The Poverty of the Gospel Community James Walsh

Articles in Promotio Iustitiae, Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, General Curia of the Society of Jesus, Rome
Taking Sides with the Poor. An Experience of Insertion Communities in Madurai Province Michaelraj Lourdu Ratinam SJ, page 102
The Rich, the Poor and the Honour of God Joseph Nguyen Cong Doan SJ, page 36
Offering Alternatives to Enable Institutions to Work for the Poor Anna Marie A. Karaos, page 22
The Rich, the Poor and the Honour of God Joseph Nguyen Cong Doan SJ, page 36
The Struggle against Poverty: Slogan or Alibi? Max Kupelesa Ilunga SJ, page 26
The Place of the Poor in the Church Jose María Castillo, SJ, page 12

Articles in University of St. Thomas Law Journal
The Preferential Option for the Poor: An Opportunity and a Challenge for Environmental Decision-Making Lucia A. Silecchia
The Poor of the Planet and the Planet of the Poor: Ecological Ethics and Economic Liberation John Hart
The Necessity of Economics: The Preferential Option for the Poor, Markets, and Environmental Law Andrew P. Morriss
Harmonizing Plural Societies: The Case of Lasallians, Families, Schools -- and the Poor Patrick Mckinley Brennan
Seven Principles for Catholic Law Schools Serious About a Preferential Option for the Poor William Quigley

Articles in Markets & Morality
Poverty, Dignity, Economic Development, and the Catholic ChurchJennifer Dirmeyer
Christian Obligations: "The Poor You Will Always Have with You" John Bolt
The Moral Dimensions of Poverty, Entitlements, and Theft Walter E. Block

Articles in Theological Studies, a quarterly journal of theology published by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada
No Amnesty for Sorrow: The Privilege of the Poor in Christian Social Ethics William O'Neill
Ressentiment and the Preferential Option for the Poor Patrick H. Byrne
Poverty in the Laws of the Ancient Near East and of the Bible Norbert Lohfink

Articles in SEDOS Bulletin, a forum open to all the Roman Catholic institutes of Consecrated life
Poverty and Mission Fernando Domingues, MCCJ
Missio Dei and the Project of Jesus: The Poor and the "Other" as Mediators of the Kingdom of God and Protagonists of the Churches Paulo Suess, page 3
The Poor Are My Teachers Isauro Covilli, OFM
Sowing Hope for the World's Poorest Jo Marie Griesgraber
Poverty and Solidarity Felipe Zegarra
What Remains of the Option for the Poor? Jose María Vigil

Articles in the Berkeley Forum
Inequality Prevents Elimination of Poverty by Undermining Solidarity David Hollenbach
Poverty and Inequality: Our Ethical Challenges Taro Komatsu
The Puzzle of Growth, Poverty, Inequality and Human Dignity Carlos Osorio Torres

Articles in Church Life Journal, a journal of the McGrath Institute for Church Life
The Church Is the Sacrament of the Preferential Option for the Poor John Cavadini
Black Lives and the Preferential Option for the Poor John Cavadini

Articles in Compass Review, a Review of Topical Theology published quarterly by the Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Poverty, Riches and Christian Discipleship Anne Hunt
Stats and Stones: Vinnies' report from the trenches on the poverty wars John Falzon

Articles in SSRN, composed of a number of specialized research networks
Theology in Public Reason and Legal Discourse: A Case for the Preferential Option for the Poor Russell Powell
Intellectual Property and the Preferential Option for the Poor Thomas C. Berg

Articles from Mirror of Justice, a blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory, affiliated with the Program on Church, State & Society at Notre Dame Law School
"Poor" Coverage: The Preferential Option for the Poor and Access to Health Care Susan J. Stabile
Subsidiarity and the Use of Faith-Based Organizations in the Fight Against Poverty Susan J. Stabile

Articles from the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
Sustainable Development: Past Hopes and Present Realizations among the World's Poor Partha Sarathi Dasgupta
Globalisation, Religion and Poverty -- Focus on Asia Stan D'Souza, pp. 129-149

Articles in African Scribe
The rich are the real poor Fr. Renato Kizito Sesana
Poverty: Church joins in game of musical chairs Sewe K'Ahenda

Articles in Spirituality Today, a journal of the Chicago Dominican province
Good News to the Poor Mary Ann Fatula, O.P.
The Poor Have the Gospel Preached to Them Paul Scanlon, O.P.

Articles from other sources
From victimhood to hubs of (trans)formation and local agency: Re-imagining poor urban communities Kasebwe T.L. Kabongo
Canaries in the Coal Mine: The deep connection between environment destruction and poverty Fred Kammer, S.J.
2019 CST Conference | Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition
"To Evangelize the Poor": The Gospel According to Luke, Isaiah, and Origen James E. Kelly
The Dignity of the Poor and Almsgiving in St. John Chrysostom Emmanuel Clapsis, page 10
Defining poverty as distinctively human H.P.P. Lotter
The Poor as a Person: Roots of the Roads Against Poverty Pedro Pallares
Poverty March 1999 issue of the New Internationalist
Two Notions of Poverty in the Paali Canon Mavis Fenn
Reflections on Service to the Poor James Cormack, CM
The Tension between Poverty and Possessions in the Gospel of Luke John Sheila Galligan
Christian Poverty William H. Maguy
The Mystery of the Poor Dorothy Day
The Symbiosis Between Poverty and Globalization: A Need for a Critique from Political Ethics Dr. I. John Mohan Razu, Ph.D.
The Necessity for Giving Greater Attention to the Moral Condition of the Poor Benedict Elder, page 313
Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? Clement of Alexandria

Friendship with the Poor Community of Sant'Egidio
Ethics Updates: Literature on Poverty and Welfare
St Vincent de Paul Society
Alabama Arise

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