B16 v. Tea Party

It is becoming increasingly obvious how out of set certain U.S. Catholic conservatives are with the Vatican when it comes to economic issues. In this article from Vatican Insider, the Pope is quoted as telling those who run Catholic cooperatives (even the word "cooperatives" must send shivers done the spines of our friends at the Acton Institute) that "The economy and the market must never be separated from solidarity." In Benedict's worldview, an appeal to market forces is not a discussion-ending appeal. Can anyone imagine Mitt "No we can't do anything about foreclosures, we need to let the market run its course" Romney saying such a thing?

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