29 October 2011

Gee. He's not a Republican after all

The Pope that is.

This from NPR:

Those who read the pope's 2009 encyclical "Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth)" will not be surprised by this new document. In that encyclical, the pope decried "corruption and illegality" among economic and political elites in both rich and poor countries. He told financiers they must rediscover the ethical foundation of their activity and stop abusing savers. He wants a radical rethinking of economics so that it is guided not simply by profits but by "an ethics which is people-centered."

Benedict notes that economic "inequalities are on the increase" across the globe. He does not accept the trickle-down theory, which says that all boats will rise with the economic tide. Benedict condemns the "scandal of glaring inequalities" and sees a role for government in the redistribution of wealth.

Katherine Jean Lopez is NOT pleased.

I, on the other hand...


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At 29 October, 2011 22:40, Anonymous Maire said...

Shocking, and yet not. I, a professional academic, cannot believe I'm saying this, but it's a shame Benedict is such an intellectual. you'd think the Vatican would know better how to get a message out.

At 29 October, 2011 22:59, Blogger Clemens said...

Yep. As my future bro-in-law once said of me ...'I kinda like the guy!'

Despite his tin ear and ham fists on the sexual criminals, I like a lot of things about Benedict. And I am not even Catholic.


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