Sacred Scripture

Part 2C: The Catholic Letters


Why Catholics Care About People Living in Poverty

Film Focus Point: This video from Catholic Religious Vocation Network explains the premier importance for Catholics to love the poor, a key theme in the Epistle of James.

Text Focus Point: Page 283

Discussion Questions

  1. The Epistle of James emphasizes God’s preferential love for the poor. Why does God favor them?

  2. What does it mean to say that the Church teaches a preferential option for the poor and vulnerable?

  3. The video asserts that the call to loving action does not stop at charity. What does this mean?

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