FOX News Editor Blasts Pope for Liberalism and Economic Ignorance!

POSTED BY gpmtrad

WRITTEN BY ADAM SHAW, NEWS EDITOR, FOXNews.com

www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/12/04/pope-francis-is-catholic-churchs-obama-god-help-us/

“Francis not only panders to enemies and professional grievance mongers, but also attacks his allies. Just as Obama snubs Britain and Israel, Pope Francis swipes at practicing Catholics.

So not only has he insulted, and severely damaged the work of, pro-life and pro-marriage groups with his comments, he has also gone on the attack, dismissing Catholics who attend the older rites in Latin as ‘ideologizing’ and being guilty of ‘exploitation.’ Apparently “Who am I to judge?” doesn’t apply here.

On world matters, Francis’ statements are embarrassing. About communism, a destructive ideology that slaughtered millions of Catholics, he said:

“Learning about it through a courageous and honest person was helpful. I realized…an aspect of the social, which I then found in the social doctrine of the Church.”

Not such kind words for the free market, however. In his recent apostolic exhortation he slammed unfettered capitalism, calling it ‘a new tyranny.’

Apart from the fact that there is no major nation practicing unfettered capitalism (like Obama, Francis loves attacking straw men) there is more real tyranny in socialist cesspools like Francis’ home of Argentina than in places where capitalism is predominant.

In the document he rejects the free market and calls for governments to overhaul financial systems so they attack inequality. In doing so he shows himself painfully misguided on economics, failing to see that free markets have consistently lifted the poor out of poverty, while socialism merely entrenches them in it, or kills them outright.”

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5 comments on “FOX News Editor Blasts Pope for Liberalism and Economic Ignorance!

  1. WOW GPMTRAD has really taken off the gloves! I’m with you Brother.

    To Add, the Catholic Church, up until VCII and the new social justice push which is nothing more than socialism, repeatedly condemned Socialism and Communism. Captialism with free markets was acknowledged by the Church as acceptable though not perfect.

  2. Pope Benedict even wrote that private entrepreneurship unfettered by statism IS the best route to establishing a just economic order.

    So, now that he’s had a chance to get nice in comfy in his new digs, El Jorge has developed a taste for the “convenient memory” gambit whereby his earlier assurances of “continuity” with the Benedictine papacy means: “Yeah right! Joo gringos can stuff eet! Ayyyyy caramba!”

    It won’t be hard, either. He’s got the entire USCCCP bloc of soviets cheering him on. They’ve been FDR/LBJ/BHO champions for over 70 years!

  3. I keep thinking, “No, I’m wrong about the Pope, I’m being too critical, I’ve got to give him the benefit of the doubt, he really has a clever plan to revitalise the Church etc etc” .
    Then … pow! He comes out again with something that’s straight from the liberal, secular left.

    Did he not see what decades of communism did to huge parts of Europe? Did he not see what communism has done to Vietnam and North Korea? Did he not look at the incredible evils perpetrated by the former Soviet regime? Did he not observe that under socialist systems people starved and lived in poverty while the living conditions in the West just kept improving? Did he not observe that under socialist systems freedom is almost non existent and the almighty State rules all?

    So now he decides that Capitalism is the enemy!

    Sure, there are plenty of evil capitalists. Sure, a multinational company can be corrupt. But let’s put things in perspective. Compared to what Eastern Europe and the Russians suffered under Communism, the evils of capitalism look pretty mild.
    By all means condemn corruption and injustice, by all means point out the needs of the poor, but let’s keep a balanced perspective. Capitalism is vastly better than Socialism and rather than blasting it the Pope should be stating the fact that we do NOT want to return to any socialist system, but instead we need to improve the free market system and make it work better so that the poor and disadvantaged are adequately accounted for.

  4. I have just read the post “Beware the hobbyhorse: Evangelii Gaudium is not about economics”.

    I may have been far too hasty in criticising the Pope re socialism. It may be that attacking capitalism or defending some form of socialism was not his prime focus at all but rather an interpretation of his teaching from others.

    I totally agree with him that all is secondary to us winning the world over to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
    If that is what the Pope is trying to say then he is right.

    Perhaps I have been too quick to take his comments out of context. If only he could appear to be less dismissive of traditional Catholics and traditional Catholic practices. Perhaps he simply needs to learn to double check what he says publically, given that there is a whole industry out there just waiting to use his every utterance as an excuse to tear down traditional Catholic beliefs and practices.

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