THE QUALITY OF MERCY by Hugh F. Blunt

THE QUALITY OF MERCY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The sub-title Thoughts on the Works of Mercy gives a more adequate idea of the contents of this work by Father Blunt. The author gives the historical, Biblical and ecclesiastical background of the works of mercy recognized in the Catholic Church, namely, to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to clothe the naked, to harbor the harborless, to visit the sick, to redeem the captive, to bury the dead (the corporal works); and to reach the ignorant, to counsel the doubtful, to comfort the sorrowful, to correct the sinner, to forgive offenses, to bear heavy or grave wrongs, and to pray for all (the spiritual works of mercy). The book has a chapter in each of these works of mercy which goes back to the teaching of Christ and the Church and the practice of the church throughout the ages. One misses any relationship of these studies to the vast and superbly conceived charitable organizations of the Catholic Church of today, in which preventive as well as remedial measures are espoused with the most approved techniques of modern social work.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1945
Publisher: Bruce Publishing Company