Paragraph 2409

2409. Even if it does not contradict the provisions of civil law, any form of unjustly taking and keeping the property of others is against the seventh commandment: thus, deliberate retention of goods lent or of objects lost; business fraud; paying unjust wages; forcing up prices by taking advantage of the ignorance or hardship of another.191

The following are also morally illicit: speculation in which one contrives to manipulate the price of goods artificially in order to gain an advantage to the detriment of others; corruption in which one influences the judgment of those who must make decisions according to law; appropriation and use for private purposes of the common goods of an enterprise; work poorly done; tax evasion; forgery of checks and invoices; excessive expenses and waste. Willfully damaging private or public property is contrary to the moral law and requires reparation.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

243. What is the Liturgy of the Hours?

154. What are the characteristics of the people of God?

345. What is required when one of the spouses is not a Catholic?

387. What is hope?

140. What does it mean that the Spirit “has spoken through the prophets”?

577. What is the prayer of the Hour of Jesus?

337. What is the plan of God regarding man and woman?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does James 5:7-11 teach us about patience in times of suffering?

What does Wisdom 8:7 teach us about wisdom as a source of virtue and honor?

What is the example of perseverance in waiting for God’s promises presented in the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1:5-25?

How is prayer seen in the Psalms as an expression of dependence on God?

What is the relationship between love and obedience according to the Bible?

Moses’ Leadership: What do Moses’ life and example teach us about leadership, faith, and obedience to God? (Numbers 12)

What is the importance of persevering in the faith, according to 2 John 1:8?