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Theology 101: A Divine Option for the Poor

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Theology 101 is a new series from all of us at Daily Theology who want to bring difficult and often confusing theological topics to an everyday level. They are perfect for classroom discussions, small groups, parish meetings, or, of course, undergrads, grad students, or faculty members!  If you have an idea for a topic you’d like to see covered (or that you’d like to cover yourself), contact us via facebook or email us at dailytheo@gmail.com. 

By: Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame

Pope Francis has spoken on many occasions of the “preferential option for the poor” as an essential part of his vision for the Church. The preferential option is a fundamental principle in Catholic Social Teaching, but it is also easily misunderstood. As a part of Catholic Social Teaching, the preferential option presents an ethical and political demand. Meghan Clark has an excellent post that unpacks…

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