Blithe Spirit

He launches “a salvo against global capitalism,” recommending we Catholics say “‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality.”  

Our current economic system is “unjust at its roots,” in that it “defend(s) the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation.” Such a system, he warned, is creating a “new tyranny,” which “unilaterally and relentlessly imposes its own laws and rules.” 

Hes looking more to market than state as worriesome thing, says a theology teacher:

“Benedict seemed to aim his critique at state and market alike, whereas Francis seems to move the ball considerably in the direction of the idea that the market has far more powerthe power to do good for humanity as well as to dehumanizethan the state,” said Chad Pecknold, assistant professor of theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington.

Nothing he said as quoted in news accounts demonstrates any worry about…

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