Essay on Catholic Teaching on Wealth and Poverty

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Catholic Teaching on Wealth and Poverty A catholic is someone who has been baptised into the faith of Catholicism. 'Catholic' originating from the word Cataholis which is from the Greek language meaning 'all are welcome'. That is exactly what the church do, they are meant to reach out to people of all languages and welcome them into there way of life. The love of money is the root of all evil, money will eventually turn into an obsession which follows on by evil because an obsessed person will do anything to get what they are obsessed about at any cost. The catholic teaching on wealth and poverty is the people who are wealthy are to use there wealth not only to help themselves but to help…show more content…
And over 11 million children will die from poverty-related illness this year alone. Policies of governments and companies are keeping people poor. Policies that ensure global trade; benefits the rich, not the poor. The three richest men in the world are wealthier than the 48 poorest countries combined. Policies that give increasing power to multinational companies, for every £1 of aid going into poor countries, multinationals take 66p of profits out. Many people exploit developing countries and take advantage where they can, but there are people who are supporting world development. The need for world development is important because it gives a chance to people who are in developing countries to be equal. Equality is something we lack in this world; everyday there is a constant competition to show who is greater. Equality gives everyone equal rights and makes no man greater than the other. Without wealth there would be no poverty so the best way of living would be equality. The need for world development is not just building equality but it is also a way Catholics may act out there faith, Catholics are meant to help the less fortunate so with a developing world Catholics would act out there faith as well as helping people. (iii) Analyse and explain the work of ONE Catholic agency working for world development. In this question I intend to discuss the Catholic charity
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