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Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising in Rome, March 12, 2013.

Cardinal calls the word capitalism 'misleading,' urges better dialogue

Jan 14, 2014

Cardinal Reinhard Marx wrote an essay in the Vatican's newspaper on Pope Francis' “Evangelii gaudium,” taking capitalism to task for... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience in Paul VI Hall, June 7, 2013.

Columnist: Pope's words rooted in Christ, not Marx

Dec 10, 2013

Columnist Kathleen Parker has said free market-supporting conservatives are wrong to attack Pope Francis as a Marxist, saying his comments... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley in Rome, Italy, May 4, 2012.

Bishop counters dismissals of Pope's economic warnings

Dec 3, 2013

Critics of Pope Francis' warnings about capitalism are reducing him to a “cartoonish socialist” to diminish the seriousness of his... Read more

Pope Francis during a June 7, 2013 audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania.

Economy, politics must serve man, Pope tells G8

Jun 17, 2013

In a message to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Pope Francis underscored that the “material and spiritual welfare” of every... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peters Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Dignity of man central to 'rethinking solidarity,' says Pope

May 25, 2013

Speaking to an international group dedicated to promoting education of the Church’s social teaching, Pope Francis called for a new... Read more