Paragraph 2440

2440. Direct aid is an appropriate response to immediate, extraordinary needs caused by natural catastrophes, epidemics, and the like. But it does not suffice to repair the grave damage resulting from destitution or to provide a lasting solution to a country’s needs. It is also necessary to reform international economic and financial institutions so that they will better promote equitable relationships with less advanced countries.227The efforts of poor countries working for growth and liberation must be supported.228This doctrine must be applied especially in the area of agricultural labor. Peasants, especially in the Third World, form the overwhelming majority of the poor.


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471. What medical procedures are permitted when death is considered imminent?

360. Why are the beatitudes important for us?

191. How do they participate in the kingly office?

6. What does God reveal to man?

92. Did Christ have a true human body?

119. In what way did Christ offer himself to the Father?

216. What is the hope of the new heavens and the new earth?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the book of Hosea teach us about God’s unwavering love for his people?

Worship in spirit and truth: What does the worship described in Leviticus teach us about true worship of God? (Leviticus 1-7; 10)

What does Nahum 1:9 say about God’s mercy to those who repent?

What was David’s reaction after sinning with Bathsheba, and how can we learn from his humility and quest for restoration?

How did a woman’s faith heal her of a hemorrhage, according to Matthew 9:20-22?

What do the horseman, angel, and Lord symbolize in Zechariah’s vision described in Zechariah 1:8-17?

How can Christ’s return be a comfort in the midst of pain, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18?