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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Are some conservative Catholics starting to freak out over the new pope’s knocks against capitalism?
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By Pat Cunningham
July 10, 2013 6:12 p.m.



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Michael Sean Winters SAYS Pope Francis is causing quite a stir with his devotion to the plight of the poor:

When Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement, most evaluations of his pontificate prominently featured the adjective “conservative.” Yet, this same pope, as well as his predecessors, had voiced deep reservations about modern capitalism. In his encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Benedict reiterated the Church’s long-standing support for unions, for a robust social welfare state, and for environmental action to stem global climate change. Still, these “progressive” stances were often outweighed in the public’s eye by Benedict’s undoubted, and often more ...

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