So Acts 4 32-35:
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
Yet...the Catholic Church is one of the richest organizations in the world, "Bankers' best guesses about the Vatican's wealth put it at $10 billion to $15 billion" [http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,833509,00.html]
Now, in the same article it also says:
Of this wealth, Italian stockholdings alone run to $1.6 billion, 15% of the value of listed shares on the Italian market. The Vatican has big investments in banking, insurance, chemicals, steel, construction, real estate. Dividends help pay for Vatican expenses and charities such as assisting 1,500,000 children and providing some measure of food and clothing to 7,000,000 needy Italians. Unlike ordinary stockholders, the Vatican pays no taxes on this income, which led the leftist Rome weekly L'Espresso last week to call it "the biggest tax evader in Italy."
Now, I'd say this is very generous of them, but they were also paying for real estate and things of the like. But in the verses (Acts 4 32-35) I put at the top, it said that people sold they houses and distributed them to the poor. So...Why does the Catholic Church invest in real estate?
Also, these verses kinda sounds like socialism, yet you guys seem to be against that, when even the bible seems to be for it.