- Jul 12, 2020
Facing a steep uphill battle with an increasingly populist Europe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin on Wednesday backed comments from a fellow prelate insisting that the Holy See engage politicians with opposed politics, saying the approach must be one of dialogue.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin and economist Jeff Sachs participated in a Fordham University discussion on Pope Francis’s vision for a moral economy.
The Vatican issues economic guuidlines for today’s “profoundly amoral culture.”
In his analysis of neoliberalism, Pope Francis diagnoses our cultural situation as one in which many people devote themselves to the idol of money, choosing mammon over God. He identifies how “the faceless economy” distorts our values, what we give time and energy to, and what we are able to see or not.