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Kevin Kroll wrote:

Hi guys,

  • Do Catholics believe we should live off the bare minimum and give the rest of our money to the poor, or
  • Is it OK to be wealthy, as long as God is first in our lives and we donate plenty of money to the needy?

Kevin

  { Do Catholics believe is it OK to be wealthy or should we live off the bare minimum? }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi Kevin,

Catholics believe in both practices. God has a call for each person. We should have the spirit of poverty, but if God grants us wealth, we should use it for good.

  • Some are called to live evangelical poverty.
  • Some are called to live detachment and purity of heart in the midst of worldly wealth well used.

Hope this helps,

Mary Ann

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