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Pope Francis: Wielding Economic Power

Posted by admin on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Pope Francis Money Quotation saying that “trickle-down theory” has no proof of viability or examples of successfully benefiting low-wage workers. Pope Francis said:

This opinion, [trickle-down-theory] which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system
— Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Influence of Mammon

Posted by admin on Friday, October 2, 2015

Pope Francis Money Quotation saying (in a reference to the first commandment) that the idolatry of money worship leads finance industry to take advantage of poor workers. Pope Francis said:

The new colonialism takes on different faces. At times it appears as the anonymous influence of mammon: corporations, loan agencies, certain ‘free trade’ treaties, and the imposition of measures of ‘austerity’ which always tighten the belt of workers and the poor
— Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Worldwide Crisis of Finance

Posted by admin on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pope Francis Money Quotation saying international monetary crisis displays clearly lacking empathy for people. Pope Francis said:

The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings. Man is reduced to one of his needs alone: consumption
— Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Worship of Golden Calf

Posted by admin on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pope Francis Money Quotation saying in reference to the first commandment that too many worship false gods of money & wealth with no value to humankind. Pope Francis said:

The worship of the Golden Calf of old has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose
— Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Humanity Served by Wealth

Posted by admin on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pope Francis Money Quotation saying the rich are asked to serve people with their wealth and not enslave them. Pope Francis said:

I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it
— Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Capital Becomes an Idol

Posted by admin on Monday, September 28, 2015

Pope Francis Money Quotation saying referencing the first commandment forbidding idolatry and false gods, such as gold or silver (money). Pope Francis said:

Once capital becomes an idol and guides people’s decisions, once greed for money presides over the entire socioeconomic system, it ruins society, it condemns and enslaves men and women, it destroys human fraternity, it sets people against one another
— Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Dung of the Devil Quote

Posted by admin on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pope Francis Money Quotation saying that chasing cash becomes so foul that he references a line from a 4th century saint calling that mindset the dung of the devil. Pope Francis said:

Behind all this pain, death and destruction there is the stench of what Basil of Caesarea called ‘the dung of the devil’. An unfettered pursuit of money rules
— Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Thirst for Material Prosperity

Posted by admin on Saturday, September 26, 2015

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Pope Francis Money Quotation saying crass commercialism is destroying the environment and disenfranchising the poor. Pope Francis said:

In effect a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity, leads to both to the misuse of available natural resources, and to the exclusion of the weak
— Pope Francis

Economic and social exclusion is a complete denial of human fraternity and a very grave offense against human rights and the environment.
— Pope Francis

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