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What cannot be bought and sold, according to Thomist Catholic moral theologians?

What cannot licitly be bought and sold, according to Thomist Catholic moral theologians? (I know buying/selling relics is forbidden.)
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When is money first mentioned in Holy Scriptures?

When is money first mentioned in Holy Scriptures? And what is the Hebrew word for it? cf. my previous question: "Is money a consequence of Original Sin?"
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Is money a consequence of Original Sin?

Kinsella, The Wife Desired p. 77 claims: It has been stated that money is the root of all evil. [1 Tim. 6:10: "the desire of money is the root of all evils"; cf. Summa Theologica I-II q. 84 ...
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Is God wasteful, according to geocentrist models of the universe? [closed]

The economy of God is unbeatable and without peer, as evidenced for example by the fact that, even as semiconductor design and engineering is approaching atom-scale electronics, human and animal ...
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Does the Catholic Church allow for financial incentives to be used to make converts?

St. Francis De Sales offered a 4,000 crown pension to Theodore Beza; cf. this question. Jules Michelet, Priests, Women and Families p. 6: This man, of so sweet a temper, did not always confine his ...
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How effective is Christian outreach and how much does it cost?

As a Jew, I'm not very familiar with the concept of evangelism, but I was wondering recently about the cost of conversions and how effective they were. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any answers to my ...
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Morality of transacting with damaged currency note/bill

In an economy where transaction in cash is in vogue, one occasionally comes across a currency note or bill which has partially been damaged on account of prolonged use, or has been taped over. One's ...
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Can financial incentives be used to make converts? [closed]

St. Francis De Sales offered a 4,000 crown pension to Theodore Beza. Jules Michelet, Priests, Women and Families p. 6: This man, of so sweet a temper, did not always confine his exertions to words of ...
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Does the Church believe that an economic system with shared property is better than one based on private property? [closed]

I met a priest who stated that an economic system based upon shared property is the best and holiest possible system. The priest has made a few interesting Biblical arguments. In his opinion: Such an ...
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What arguments have been offered as to how Christianity is incompatible with a system of forced collectivism?

Communism, as formulated by Karl Marx, incorporates several ideas including state mandated atheism, a removal of social classes, and a collective economic system. Of these, the first is obviously ...
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Are there any written or oral OT guidelines on who the 'poor' are? [closed]

We had a discussion about giving to the poor as many Christians tend to do. Our small group had a big argument on who qualifies as "the poor". Some said it is anyone in need, others said is only ...
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What is consumerism and what does the Pope see wrong with it?

In the most recent encyclical Laudato si', Pope Francis condemns consumerism. What does he mean by the word consumerism? And what does he see wrong with it? To blame population growth instead of ...
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How does "Evangelii Gaudium” pose a new perspective on capitalism?

In response to Rush Limbaugh's criticism of Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium (text), Christopher Hale said that "to call the Holy Father a proponent [of] 'pure Marxism' is both mean-spirited and naive. ...
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How much did Paul's travels cost?

The Apostle Paul famously made an extensive series of missionary journeys around the eastern Mediterranean (in various company, and stopping off in some places for months or years, also getting ...
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Is praying for the wealth of the Stocks Exchange blasphemy? [closed]

In the news I saw an American politician praying for growing stock market prices. Isn't this considered blasphemy, according to Christian beliefs, like praying to the golden calf?
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