No disrespect to His Holiness, but we’ve been living in a ‘disposable society’ since after WWII.
And then we added ‘disposable babies’ to the mix in 1972 when we doubled down with Roe v. Wade.
I am a Roman Catholic who likes Pope Francis but I must disrespectfully disagree.
It is not the cult of money that is causing so much misery in this world but rather the lack of personal as well as economic liberty imposed by heavy handed government rule.
Whenever people are really free they blossom like a rose.
What’s this “cult of money” he’s talking about?
Let’s look at the accumulated wealth of the Roman Catholic Church and ask “who has a balance sheet that looks as nice and plump as the Vatican’s?” before we start babbling about a “cult of money.”
Money is NOT the root of all Evil. The love of money is.
Sounds like he is espousing MARXISM.shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
The problems arise when money becomes your god. Money, in and of itself, is merely a tool, albeit a necessary one.
A cult of poverty produces far more misery and injustice. Who can you help when you’re poor? What can you do if you’re poor? Better to not have to depend on a donation or government assistance for your sustinance.
The solution to these ills is more economic freedom, not less.
That and revival from the Holy Spirit.
I think he has things backwards. Priests are celibate, so they are obsessed with other people having sex. Communists reject money, so they are obsessed with other people having money.
And don’t ever get into a conversation with a vegetarian about meat.
Dunno how much of the headline and story is distortion of the Pope’s message, but the “Cult of Money” causes a lot less death and destruction than the “Cult of the Common Good.”
that would be called ‘communism’, your Holiness
He's also wrong:
....poverty is becoming more and more evident.
His arguments that poverty in the world is growing are flat out wrong. More human beings, thanks to the free market, are coming out of poverty than ever before. High population (former 3rd world) countries replaced socialist policies with capitalist ideas and the result of an exploding middle class.
Thanks to free markets, world poverty is decreasing. The Pope's ideas of government social welfare and dependence would reverse that trend.
No disrespect to His Holiness but I wish I had more money so I could find out for myself.
Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the lepers bell of an approaching looter.” Francisco from Atlas Shrugged
Has this Pope ever withheld communion from an abortionist ideologue?