The video below is a good synopsis on the gobblygook currently called "social justice" by many progressives, including those in the USCCB, state Catholic conferences and many diocesan offices. As you watch and learn how the progressives work for larger governmental control of "redistribution" please recall yesterday's post detailing why progressives tend to be atheists. Now recall last week how Pope Francis complained to the UN last week, stating there needs to be "a fairer distribution of food" throughout the world. Well, just who does the Holy Father propose to do all this "distributing"?
From Ecumenical News we read this rather revealing account. The Pope is quoted as saying, "I encourage the financial experts and the political leaders of your countries to consider the words of Saint John Chrysostom: 'Not to share one's goods with the poor is to rob them and deprive them of life. It is not our goods that we possess, but theirs'."
(Quoting Ecumenical News) "Pope Francis said the economic imbalance is due to ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and take control away from States, which he said are charged with providing for the common good."
Take control from the states?!!? If the states have that kind of control, they are socialistic. Has the Holy Father studied the history of socialism and communism? Does he not have any idea why all his predecessors condemned socialism?
Since the Holy Father is fond of the words of Saint John Chrysostom, perhaps he should ponder these words of the Church Father also: "Should we look to kings and princes to put right the inequalities between rich and poor? Should we require soldiers to come and seize the rich person’s gold and distribute it among his destitute neighbors? Should we beg the emperor to impose a tax on the rich so great that it reduces them to the level of the poor and then to share the proceeds of that tax among everyone? Equality imposed by force would achieve nothing, and do much harm."
Perhaps the greater evil would that such petition would elevate the "kings and princes" to the role proper only to God, thus reinforcing atheists in their mortally sinful disregard of the One True God.
And now, the video.