Paragraph 2424

2424. A theory that makes profit the exclusive norm and ultimate end of economic activity is morally unacceptable. the disordered desire for money cannot but produce perverse effects. It is one of the causes of the many conflicts which disturb the social order.203

A system that “subordinates the basic rights of individuals and of groups to the collective organization of production” is contrary to human dignity.204Every practice that reduces persons to nothing more than a means of profit enslaves man, leads to idolizing money, and contributes to the spread of atheism. “You cannot serve God and mammon.”205

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530. What are the other requirements for purity?

509. What is the content of the social doctrine of the Church?

569. How can vocal prayer be described?

283. What is the meaning of transubstantiation?

207. What is life everlasting?

412. On what is human equality based?

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What is the image of God as shepherd in Ezekiel 34?

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