Acts of corporal mercy are mandates of the Catholic Church.

What Does The Church Say?

The Corporal Works of Mercy give us a model for how we should treat others, They are: Feed the Hungry; Give Drink to Thirsty; Clothe the Naked; Shelter the Homeless; Visit the Sick; Visit the Prisoners; Bury the Dead.

The US Catholic Bishops define “Shelter the Homeless” by explaining, “There are many circumstances that could lead to someone becoming a person without a home. Christ encourages us to go out and meet those without homes, affirming their worth and helping them seek a resolution to the challenges they face. `` USCCB (The Corporal Works of Mercy)



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