Skip to comments.AP, Reuters Go Full Tilt in Spinning Latest Writing of Pope
Posted on 07/07/2009 6:12:03 PM PDT by Pyro7480
Two major wire services- AP and Reuters- cherry picked excerpts from Pope Benedict XVIs latest encyclical (a teaching document of the Catholic Church) on Tuesday to support left-wing economic and political positions, and all but ignored the pontiffs traditional stances on the family, bioethics, and the environment. The AP also went so far to bring up the state of the Vaticans own [financial] books.
Both Philip Pullella, who regularly writes about the Pope and the Vatican for Reuters, and the APs Nicole Winfield zeroed in on paragraph 67 of the encyclical, which is titled Caritas in Veritate, or Charity in Truth, which was released was signed by the Bishop of Rome on June 29, and released on Tuesday. In this paragraph, to use Pullellas lede, Pope Benedict called for a world political authority to manage the global economy.
...While Pope Benedict did call for a world political authority and a reform of the United Nations, both authors (not to mention spectators on the left and the right) missed the context of this call....
Earlier in the document, in paragraph 57, Benedict forwarded the principle of subsidiarity, which has a clear meaning in Catholic social teaching. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the principle of subsidiarity is opposed to all forms of collectivism. It sets limits for state intervention.... The pope applied this in the context of the theme of the encyclical:
Subsidiarity is the most effective antidote against any form of all encompassing welfare state .In order not to produce a dangerous universal power of a tyrannical nature, the governance of globalization must be marked by subsidiarity....
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
AP and Reuters, along with the rest of the left-wing Government Run Media, have been shilling for communism for the last 50 years. As soon as the American people get a little taste of what it really means, they run the other direction.
what are peoples opinion on this?
“It seems that some FReepers have fallen for the spin.”
Not a surprise if one’s entire mindset, including one’s religious beliefs, is shaped by one form or another of parochial American politics.
“It seems that some FReepers have fallen for the spin...”
Pyro, I can’t speak for the article, but the Pope is clearly calling for a true world political authority (with teeth) that’s mission is to redistribute wealth. That’s not spin. That’s fact.
Pope Benedict is much wiser than the stooges that report on him for AP and Reuters.
The Godless Communists speak again.
***Not a surprise if ones entire mindset, including ones religious beliefs, is shaped by one form or another of parochial American politics.***
Let us not give short shrift to the anti Catholicism that lives in small puddles amidst the duckweed and tadpoles of our society; as well as the anti Catholicism that reeks and festers in the third highest office in the land, along with many allies.
Yes, but as I noted on another thread, it’s guided by subsidiarity. The author of the article I posted from NewsBusters made the same point, and quoted from the Catechism as to the anti-collective nature of subsidiarity.
I know you are, but you’re clearly ignoring my point, and are in full panic mode.
“Yes, but as I noted on another thread, its guided by subsidiarity.”
It’s setting the stage for the Antichrist.
In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need, even in the midst of a global recession, for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth. One also senses the urgent need to find innovative ways of implementing the principle of the responsibility to protect and of giving poorer nations an effective voice in shared decision-making. This seems necessary in order to arrive at a political, juridical and economic order which can increase and give direction to international cooperation for the development of all peoples in solidarity. To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result; to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority, as my predecessor Blessed John XXIII indicated some years ago. Such an authority would need to be regulated by law, to observe consistently the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, to seek to establish the common good, and to make a commitment to securing authentic integral human development inspired by the values of charity in truth. Furthermore, such an authority would need to be universally recognized and to be vested with the effective power to ensure security for all, regard for justice, and respect for rights. Obviously it would have to have the authority to ensure compliance with its decisions from all parties, and also with the coordinated measures adopted in various international forums. Without this, despite the great progress accomplished in various sectors, international law would risk being conditioned by the balance of power among the strongest nations. The integral development of peoples and international cooperation require the establishment of a greater degree of international ordering, marked by subsidiarity, for the management of globalization. They also require the construction of a social order that at last conforms to the moral order, to the interconnection between moral and social spheres, and to the link between politics and the economic and civil spheres, as envisaged by the Charter of the United Nations.
As I just said, you’re in full panic mode, seeing something that’s not there. Kolokotronis, who is Eastern Orthodox, has no such qualms about it.
“I know you are, but youre clearly ignoring my point, and are in full panic mode.”
I’m actually very calm. I’m sitting here drinking my coffee in a very calm manner.
Your point is that a world government is OK if it’s “its guided by subsidiarity”. That like saying an abortion is OK if it’s done with humility.
You have FReepmail.
That's a daft comparison.
“seeing something thats not there. Kolokotronis, who is Eastern Orthodox, has no such qualms about it.”
Well, they don’t really like the book of the Revelation anyway.
And perhaps Kolokotronis has not had time to peruse the encycle.
“That’s a daft comparison.”
In the light of the knowledge of governments and human nature, the idea of a world political authority is daft.
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