To: Pyro7480; Kolokotronis
I know you have seen this. I am quoting salient points...
67. 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. ...
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. ...
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.
I know you are, but you’re clearly ignoring my point, and are in full panic mode.
posted on 07/07/2009 6:26:50 PM PDT
("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
You are cherry picking. Why is it Republican FReepers do not believe the liberal spin of the lamestream media on politics. But when it comes to Catholicism, they believe the ABCNNBCBSers?
posted on 07/07/2009 10:01:45 PM PDT
(With God all things are possible.)
Do you agree with Christ's desire that "all may be one"?
Just as Christ was speaking in ideals, so is this Pope. Our problem is that we're so beset by enemies and corruption, that we can't envision a world existing otherwise. The Pope is pronouncing just such a vision. He's calling for reform of international political organizations--note the repeated use of the word "true" and "truth". If you read the entire encyclical, you'd know why those words are there.
Recall, the Holy Father is not just the shepherd of rich Americans and Europeans, but also of poor Africans, Indians, Thais, Philipinos, and Latin Americans. His care is for them before it is for us.
posted on 07/08/2009 7:56:50 AM PDT
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