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  • Trafficking expert tells Vatican summit, ‘Slavery was never abolished’

    Trafficking expert tells Vatican summit, ‘Slavery was never abolished’

    • Nov 7, 2017

    At a Vatican news conference on Monday to wrap up a Nov. 4-6 summit, a victim of modern-day slavery said, “Remember me when fighting human trafficking.” One expert called for significantly increased awareness of this $32 billion illegal industry, saying the sobering reality of the early 21st century is that “slavery was never abolished.”

  • ‘Civilize the market’ for common good, care of creation, pope says

    ‘Civilize the market’ for common good, care of creation, pope says

    • Oct 20, 2017

    Pope Francis said on Friday that in societies where profit is allowed to be the only concern, “democracy tends to become a plutocracy, where inequality and the exploitation of the planet grows.” The pontiff said political action “must be placed truly at the service of the human person, the common good and respect for nature.”

  • Pope Francis’s attack on “libertarian individualism” not about libertarians

    Pope Francis’s attack on “libertarian individualism” not about libertarians

    • May 5, 2017

    When Pope Francis speaks of libertarian individualism, he describes it as something which he says exalts the selfish ideal, whereby it is only the individual who gives values to things and interpersonal relationships, and where it is only the individual who decides what is good and what is bad. The question that remains is whether the pope is offering a fair or accurate definition of libertarianism.

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