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1351. From the very beginning Christians have brought, along with the bread and wine for the Eucharist, gifts to share with those in need. This custom of the collection, ever appropriate, is inspired by the example of Christ who became poor to make us rich:176

Those who are well off, and who are also willing, give as each chooses. What is gathered is given to him who presides to assist orphans and widows, those whom illness or any other cause has deprived of resources, prisoners, immigrants and, in a word, all who are in need.177


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

328. What is the effect of ordination to the priesthood?

405. What is the foundation of the authority of society?

28. What are the characteristics of faith?

152. What does it mean to say that the Church is the universal sacrament of salvation?

243. What is the Liturgy of the Hours?

376. Can a moral conscience make erroneous judgments?

4. Is the light of reason alone sufficient to know the mystery of God?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is Abraham’s example of faith, and what can we learn from him? (Hebrews 11:8-12)

What is the example of Sodom and Gomorrah and what are the consequences of immorality and perversion according to the Bible?

God’s Law and Justice: Exploring Their Relationship (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)

God’s chosen people: What does the book of Leviticus teach us about the choice and holiness of God’s people? (Leviticus 20:26)

God’s Covenant with David: An Eternal Commitment (2 Samuel 7)

What does it mean to be a new creature in Christ, as described in 2 Corinthians 5:17?

What does the story of the offering of manna in the book of Numbers teach us about God’s daily provision in our lives? (Numbers 11)