It's just so startling hearing something like that these days from anyone but a librul-type Protestant or Jew. Francis is really busting up the contemporary image of Roman Catholicism. Of course Church doctrine has always had a very strong social-justice, caring-for-the-oppressed component; it just hasn't been the most evident theme in recent times.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote: Very good that he actually said it. I am not terribly religious myself, though he has a lot of influence, being The Pope, and all. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote: Thom Hartmann actually said that he might have to convert to Catholicism. Not me, I'm not into religions at all. But you don't have to be the Pope to figure this out. On 11/27/2013 12:00 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote: Powerful stuff. I think if Bhairitu reads it, he'll immediately convert to Roman Catholicism. ;-) ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> mailto:no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote: I like this guy - He tells the truth, straight up. Even as the American Dream becomes less obtainable for most here, he points out, plainly, that the rest of the world, is suffering, far more than we do in the West; wars are waged simply for economic gain, rampant consumerism is dehumanizing everyone, and 'trickle down economics' is a naive idea, at best, and clearly does not work. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-pope-on-the-financial-system-inequality-money-2013-11 http://www.businessinsider.com/the-pope-on-the-financial-system-inequality-money-2013-11