Studia Theologica 2016, 18(4):111-124 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2016.041
This study is based upon the most recent Popes' emphasis on the diaconia of the Church. It distinguishes in this context between two basic questions: the Christianisation of the Church's charity organisations and the diaconia of the entire Church including its structures. Using the criterion that Christian help is to be directed especially to those who are lacking in any such help, the study assesses the current practice of the Catholic charity organisation Caritas Czech Republic. It points out that Caritas Czech Republic focuses on those target groups which are well secured within the system of social services, thereby missing the basic criterion of Christian help. The study views the reasons for this deficiency in the organisation's essential mission, this being a phenomenon it calls the outsourcing of neighbourly love.
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