Paragraph 2402

2402. In the beginning God entrusted the earth and its resources to the common stewardship of mankind to take care of them, master them by labor, and enjoy their fruits.186The goods of creation are destined for the whole human race. However, the earth is divided up among men to assure the security of their lives, endangered by poverty and threatened by violence. the appropriation of property is legitimate for guaranteeing the freedom and dignity of persons and for helping each of them to meet his basic needs and the needs of those in his charge. It should allow for a natural solidarity to develop between men.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

18. Why does Sacred Scripture teach the truth?

426. What is merit?

169. What is the relationship of the Catholic Church with the Jewish people?

336. With what authority is the priestly ministry exercised?

85. Why did the Son of God become man?

264. What is the meaning of the Christian name received at Baptism?

482. What is required for earthly peace?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of courage in standing up for the truth, according to the Bible in Philemon 1:8-9?

What is Amos’ criticism of superficial religion, and how does he highlight the importance of a genuine heart?

How does the story of Rich and Lazarus warn us about the consequences of greed? (Luke 16:19-31)

What are the characteristics a Christian leader should have according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7?

What does Malachi 2:1-2 mean about the danger of falling away from God?

What is the role of divine providence in the lives of the faithful? Can we find examples of this in the book of Tobias?

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