I love the lines quoted from Thomas Aquinas: “Goods that are held in superabundance by some people should be used for the maintenance of the poor… It is the bread of the poor you are holding back; it is the clothes of the naked which you are hoarding; it is the relief and liberation of the wretched which you are thwarting.” The only words missing are: “… Iain Duncan Smith and David Cameron.”

[… and, since WordPress seems to have arbitrarily decided not to reblog anything other than the titles of articles and my own comments, you can find those words here: http://beastrabban.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/the-medieval-church-on-the-duties-of-the-rich-to-the-poor/]