Jan 28, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- Business leaders have an obligation to use their gifts to help the poor and vulnerable, working to promote equality and human dignity, said Pope Francis in a recent letter.
Jan 14, 2014 - 04:21 pm .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx wrote an essay in the Vatican's newspaper on Pope Francis' “Evangelii gaudium,” taking capitalism to task for centering itself on means of production rather than persons and calling for broader dialogue on the issue.
Dec 10, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Columnist Kathleen Parker has said free market-supporting conservatives are wrong to attack Pope Francis as a Marxist, saying his comments on economics are a call to remember the excluded.
Dec 3, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Critics of Pope Francis' warnings about capitalism are reducing him to a “cartoonish socialist” to diminish the seriousness of his message, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. has said.
Jun 17, 2013 - 08:05 am .- In a message to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Pope Francis underscored that the “material and spiritual welfare” of every person must be the impetus behind political and economic efforts to remedy the economic crisis and help the poor.
May 25, 2013 - 10:15 am .- Speaking to an international group dedicated to promoting education of the Church’s social teaching, Pope Francis called for a new economic view that places the human person at the center.
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