The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. The document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should please the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn.
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This raises several questions for me. Can someone PLEEEEASE help me out here?
- How do I get a job on the Vatican’s Justice and Peace Department:
- Why do they think that more pervasive socialism in the antidote to greed;
- Don’t they know that there is a de facto central authority already;
- Who/what do they propose be the new central authority and how will they be selected;
- Why will abortion end only when hearts are changed, but we cure greed by force?
Thomas Peters, who always makes good points well offers some home when he correctly points out:
Liberal Catholic routinely (and in this case) try to read the Church’s social teaching as dogmatic while choosing to view the Church’s moral and religious teaching as optional. In fact, the Church herself is always careful to make clear that her moral and religious teaching is dogmatic and binding while her social teaching –and particularly her economic teaching– is exhortative and prudential.
Tom may be – as he often is – correct on this one, but I would still consider guarding my
Peter’s Pence contribution closely. And I’d still love someone to answer my questions.
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