Friday, October 21, 2011

For Saturday

Pope Benedict is, according to Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, one-time editor of the Jesuit magazine, America, is will be releasing a truly "radical document" concerning the economic realities in our world.  One respondent to Fr. Reese's article noted that the Pontiff is actually reflecting and echoing the thoughts that can be found in the encyclical Rerum Novarum.

Rather than a reflection on scripture, it might be interesting to read Fr. Reese's article.  Father Reese notes "Pope Benedict’s encyclical calls for a radical rethinking of economics so that it is guided not simply by profits but by 'an ethics which is people-centered.'”  Further in his article Reese notes the following: Benedict, like Paul VI, decries the “The scandal of glaring inequalities” and sees a role for government in the redistribution of wealth.  Have some Democratic Senators been talking with the Pope?

So, these words above may have your curiosity stirred.  I suspect once you have read the article you may find the desire to pray.  If not, where have you been?