The Papacy Now Has A ‘Mission Statement’
Millions of Catholic faithful are still dissecting the latest document released by Pope Francis on Tuesday – Evangelii Gaudium, (The Joy of the Gospel), in which Francis expresses his disdain for trickle-down economic theories as unproven and naive.
“Money must serve, not rule!” the Pope said in calling for leaders to correct the systems. “The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but he is obliged in the name of Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect and promote the poor.” He continued further regarding trickle-down economic saying, “where the powerful feed upon the powerless with no regard for ethics, the environment or even God.”
That is but one small part of his apostolic exhortation that draws heavily upon Popes John XXIII and Paul VI, who presided over the Second Vatican Council. But did he get it right?