How would a Catholic respond to the use of their faith in meeting the future challenges placed upon our world today?  Religion

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Idealistically, a Catholic would remember the meaning of the word catholic:  universal.  The Catholic of faith perceives all men as God's children and extols the virtue of charity as paramount.  Thus, he/she would remember the lesson taught by Jesus who said,

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:24)

The Catholic of faith would have just that--faith.  And, applying this faith to every facet of his/her life, the individual would commit acts of charity by trying to help people, at home and in the workplace and other areas.  Thus, he would offer physical help; in addition, he/she would offer spiritual support, as well, by teaching through example the virtues.