The Preferential Option for the Poor: History and Overview

, | December 12, 2006

This 3-page reflection, from the book, Opting for the Poor: The Challenge for the Twenty-First Century, by Peter J. Henriot, S.J., describes:

  • The five stages of the historical development of the Option for the Poor
  • Discusses the Church’s modern focus on the poor.
  • Presents excerpts from John Paul II’s statements as well as the Bishops
  • Reflection questions and a prayer are included.

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