Paragraph 2414

2414. The seventh commandment forbids acts or enterprises that for any reason – selfish or ideological, commercial, or totalitarian – lead to the enslavement of human beings, to their being bought, sold and exchanged like merchandise, in disregard for their personal dignity. It is a sin against the dignity of persons and their fundamental rights to reduce them by violence to their productive value or to a source of profit. St. Paul directed a Christian master to treat his Christian slave “no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother, . . . both in the flesh and in the Lord.”193


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

1. What is the plan of God for man?

16. To whom is given the task of authentically interpreting the deposit of faith?

162. Where does the one Church of Christ subsist?

514. To what type of work does every person have a right?

196. In what sense is the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of the Church?

498. What are immoral means of birth control?

374. How is a moral conscience formed to be upright and truthful?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what is their significance?

What is the alliance with the Romans and the continuation of the struggle for independence mentioned in 2 Maccabees 11:1-38?

How important is caring for the dead in the Bible and what can we learn from the story of Tobiah and the burial of the dead?

What is Jonah’s story and what lessons can we learn from it?

How is the humility and grace of God manifested in the Christian’s life, according to Psalm 138:6-7?

How Obedience to God Can Lead to Victory: An Analysis of the Siege of Jericho (Joshua 6)?

What does it mean to love God and neighbor and what is the importance of this teaching in the Bible?