Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that?
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(02-02-2012, 07:05 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(02-02-2012, 06:30 PM)cgraye Wrote: OK.  Where I was actually going with this is - if we have a duty to help the poor, does that then translate into a right to that help for the poor?  In other words, does a poor person have the right to have his basic material needs met by someone else?

The poor have a right to basic material needs. Many cannot work for a variety of reasons.

No one has a "right" in this sense; you mean, I think, that it's the duty of others to show charity to them. 
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Re: Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that? - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 07:09 PM



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