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Catholicism: How to treat beggars?

My country is full of beggars asking for money, sometimes it's kinda family controlled business, the parents ask their children to beg for money and then steal the money from them, some beggars are ...
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Saints: Are they always comfortable in society? (Catholic Church perspective)

I know saints are exceptional, but I wonder how they could bear some people who are everything they are not. Could someone be a saint while being asocial, or a bit misanthropic? I know some saints ...
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What is the basis for saying that the Catholic Church is the largest charitable organization in the world?

I would prefer actual numbers comparing it to other organizations. In addition, bonus points if you can demonstrate that the catholic church effectively does the most good or essentially highly ...
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If I win the Powerball jackpot will Catholic Church accept a donation?

LDS has a policy of not taking gambling winnings including lottery money as donations. Over the years several other churches have refused as well. Is there an official policy in Catholic Church about ...
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Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?

I'm doing a research project that has involved a lot of different types of survey of the Gospels. Having noticed a surprising number of rich people in Jesus' sayings, I surveyed for verses with ...
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Why are Jesus' sayings about the poor concentrated in Luke?

I've been researching Jesus' thoughts on poverty and the needy, and I've noticed that Luke's Jesus makes many more pronouncements concerning the poor than the others. What, if anything, do scholars ...
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What is the connection between Charity and Virtues according to Aquinas?

According Paul Wadell's book The Primacy of Love: An Introduction to the Ethics of Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas defends that Charity is the mother of all virtues, and also how they can be perfected into '...
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Poor defined as 'Any Poor' or 'Christian Poor' [closed]

Context: Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Luke 12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide ...
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Does any church still provide a pension for widows?

In 1 Timothy there is a passage that talks about widows receiving a pension from the church: 1 Timothy 5:9-16 A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, ...
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Did Jesus tell us that we should give a tenth to The Church and then give of the excess to the poor?

Matthew 23:23 KJV Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: ...
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Does Luke 6:30 imply that the person asking has a genuine need?

There was another thread in Mi Yodeya where a Jewish individual played a "prank" on a Christian in order to get his money ($20) since he figured the Christian was obligated to give it to him if he ...
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In light of Mark 10, how can Christians in good conscience purchase luxury items? [closed]

In Mark 10:25, Jesus states... It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:25 NIV) After hearing his Disciples ...
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Are Christians socialists because they are commanded to share their wealth?

Someone told me that wealthy Mormons are supposed to give their money to poor ones. Is that true? What is the biblical basis for this? Do they really do that? Is it mandated by certain denominations ...
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Approximate amount of money per year the Catholic church spends for charity?

I'm curious of how much money the Catholic Church spends globally for charity per year. I could not find the information I wanted by a simple Google search, and even on Wikipedia, I could only find ...
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How do Sola Fide adherents interpret 1 Corinthians 13:2?

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (KJV) 1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of ...