(Reuters) – Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny”, urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.
Evangelli Gaudium by the ponitff, Francis, should not surprise many. Rerum Novarum by Pope Leo XIII also condemned many capitalistic aspects of greed.
Trickle down economics though really touches the nerves of many Conservative Capitalists, namely Republicans, who have for the longest time said it works.
Not according to the Pontiff. While only a spiritual leader, the Pope touches upon the fact the needs of the poor or put last in this system and left to the greed and decision of those with power of what trickles down or not.
Christian Counselors of course should avoid politics as much as possible, but when issues of care of the poor arise, they should be social activists. Giving to the poor first, is key. Awaiting arbritrary decisions by the elect and powerful is a scary thought.
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