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To: Natural Law
its like a constant dichotomy with these Popes....

you have your Papal statements but there are always these.

“the most cruel and concrete sign of poverty,” Pope Benedict XVI today told a special summit of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization that “opulence and waste are no longer acceptable when the tragedy of hunger is assuming ever greater proportions.”

The pontiff called for urgent action to combat world hunger, to protect the global environment and to rethink lifestyle choices in the West in his address to the Food and Agriculture Organization, which is based in Rome.

Ratzinger (which I say with respect as a Catholic, as I generally like the guy) has to realize that if you legislate these things it is socialism....

10 posted on 03/17/2010 4:13:46 AM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Vaquero
"but there are always these."

Tell me how the advocacy for the poor, as exemplified in the quotes you posted, is contrary to either Christian or free market values and is anything other than a call to charity.

11 posted on 03/17/2010 7:42:47 AM PDT by Natural Law
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