Denver, Colo., Oct 4, 2012 / 03:02 am
A Denver-area Catholic commentator sees a connection between the national debt crisis and the "growing hostility to faith, family and freedom," but he also sees hope for change if the country "turns away from the path of economic and social self-destruction."
"As increasing numbers of people realize that the government simply will not be able to meet all its obligations in providing for the aged and the poor, new economic approaches grounded in Catholic principles of solidarity and subsidiarity are emerging," Peter Droege told CNA Oct. 3.
He said that Pope Benedict XVI's encyclicals on society have called on the Church to "explore new forms of economic activity that combine the best of capitalism with the fundamental principle of charity."
Droege is a former editor of the Denver Catholic Register who has been involved in several nonprofits in education and homeless ministry. He is presently a vice president at the Daniels Fund, one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain region, but the talk is not connected in any way to the fund.