Much of the liberal mass media is all atwitter with the "news" that "the Pope is calling for a world central bank"! Well, not quite! The document came from a Vatican office, meant as a study. It bears no weight of authority whatsoever, let alone Magisterial authority. Phil Lawler has a nice piece on it. Today's Vortex also treats the topic well. As you note the sayings, though, of Father Thomas Reese, SJ, recall that he was editor of America magazine, the left-wing "katholyc" rag. One of the very first things that Pope Benedict XVI did when he assumed the papacy was to remove Father Reese from his editorial position. Now Father skulks the halls of Georgetown University, where he undoubtedly feels quite at home. Perhaps that might put Father's strange remarks in perspective. Click here if you can't see embedded video.