Cardinal Turkson: Pope is not anti-business …

Cardinal Turkson: Pope is not anti-business …

[It’s hard to tell that from things such as these]

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Catholic World News
January 11, 2016

In an address delivered at the University of the Andes in Chile, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said that Pope Francis is challenging business leaders to deepen their sense of responsibility for the poor and for creation.

“When he speaks to the business community, Pope Francis encourages a broadened sense of vocation, which gives rise to a deepened exercise of responsibility,” Cardinal Peter Turkson said on January 6.

“The Holy Father is not anti-business; he decries an obsession with profit and the deification of the market,” Cardinal Turkson added.

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4 comments on “Cardinal Turkson: Pope is not anti-business …

  1. “The Holy Father is not anti-business; he decries an obsession with profit and the deification of the market,” Cardinal Turkson added.”

    Isn’t making a profit the point of being in business?

    I don’t know anyone who goes into business and says: “gee, I hope I don’t make a profit”!

    Greed and exploitation has been rightly condemned numerous times by the Church.

    But saying that Jorge is not anti-business is disingenuous to say the least.

  2. Pope Francis encourages a broadened sense of vocation, which gives rise to a deepened exercise of responsibility,”

    I get a kick out of leftist anti-business or otherwise brain-dead persons who think they have an altruistic perspective on running a business. Usually such folks have never held a job where they had to work to earn a living. Well, you namby-pamby do-gooders need a lesson in what running a business is really about — not that I’ve ever run one, but I’ve seen first-hand what it takes. You get up before sunrise, open shop, clean, fix, check orders, call folks, fill out invoices, check the bank balance, PAY THE EMPLOYEES, call the lazy employees who are late, get a short break for dinner, update the books, then go to bed so you can get up in 5 hours and do it all over again.

    TELL ME ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY — you leftist freaks who think businessmen get money on a silver platter and just lord it over the grubby peons. Running a business IS RESPONSIBILITY. Furthermore, no businessman owes it to anyone to keep banging his head against a wall 24/7. Do you think businessmen need to be more generous, need to have do-gooder bishops and Marxist Fabian socialists take it from them and give it to pot-smoking layabouts? Then you’ll have Obama’s Amerika where more businesses are folding than being created. (Yes, that’s fact, Jorge, we’re on the way down, and lots of folks in third-world hell-holes that glean the scraps from our tables are going to suffer soon.) It’s you damnable socialists who are spreading destitution because you get a bee in you bonnet when a hard-working guy profits from his hard work. Yeah, Bergoglio and Turkson, squeeze the hard-working guy until he hangs it up, then see how far your pinko fag potheads get trying to run a business and meet a payroll.

    /rant

  3. I think the problem is that when most leftists think “business”, they think of corporations. Large corporations are the anonymous parents or family that they never knew . Leftists and revolutionaries come from wealthy families. They grow up in youth as subsidized children going to college and post-graduate schools without working and struggling in a real hard life. They become these pseudo-intellectuals telling all what to do to solve problems, but never implementing it in their hearts and their families. In fact, most come from dysfunctional families, and grow up hating and not understanding real love. Struggle and violence is how they understand things.
    As I said, I think the problem is that when most leftists think “business”, they think of corporations. But unlike a corporation, a privately-owned business is yours, you work on it, you take pride in it. It can be part of a healthy family life, and include family members in it. You care about your personal relationships with employees, clients, and other businesses that interact or compete with you, and even learn to treat them as family.
    Large corporations are not privately owned. They are public companies, owned by sometimes even thousands of stockholders, who risk only the amount value of the stock they throw in. They have limited liability. Corporations are considered persons in a legal sense, and the stockholders are just gambling chips to see if they can win with the next roll of the dice. Defending corporations means defending a distortion of human dignity, because they reduce persons to a level of material existence that is arbitrarily quantified. The government sets up rules for the corporate society akin to a casino sets rules for gambling. And some could argue that the government could take away corporate property, because it is public property, owned by an artificially created PUBLIC “person” representing any and all that wish to risk their money in the gamble. And that the government or society would therefore be entitled to “expropriate” or “confiscate” both gains and profits obtained through “gambling” or any other kind of immoral activity. Private Property is moral and has roots in the family and an extension of family love. One can argue that corporations are Public property the way a harlot is public property, and treats all dignity with the same kind of contempt or greed. Corporations will sell themselves to just about any sexual or family lifestyle. If the most leftists look deeply at themselves in the mirror, they will see a reflection of themselves and the families they came from. Corporations fit their lifestyles: “as long as the customer has the money to pay, the corporation follows the manipulated public consensus, and does not care about lack of Faith, or moralty or lifestyle one chooses to live.

    • I know what you’re saying. But corporations don’t have to run that way, and not all do. The real trouble sets in when the gov’t starts picking winners and losers — e.g., when corporations can bribe pols into slanting the odds. But that’s what leftists are all about–more power to the gov’t to tell everyone what to do.

      It just bothers me to no end that when leftists go off on businesses, they unfairly tarnish the reputations of the majority of businessmen who happen to be folks who do more than their “fair share” of contributing to a vibrant society.

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