Links for 09/29/15

Here is a link to the remarks Cardinal Peter Turkson made at Boston College's seminar on Laudato Si'. The money quote: 

In some circles in the U.S., we can see traces of this excessive individualism, this belief in the liberating power of the market, this exaltation of technology and progress. We see evidence of short-term-ism—the politician subject to the electoral cycle, the business executive or investor putting short-term financial return over long-term sustainability. We see some public figures creating a dichotomy between economic issues and moral issues, forgetting that—as Pope Benedict XVI said—“every economic decision has a moral consequence.

At Bloomberg Politics, the political usefulness of bashing unions may have peaked. Let's hope. 

Speaking of unions, I wrote previously about Archbishop Blase Cupich's speech to workers just before Pope Francis arrived. Well, if an archbishop speaks out, sometimes the press will help communicate the significance of Catholic social teaching. Witness this article in Chicago's style magazine, which gives a lot of detail about Rerum Novarum

And, one last from the labor front, at the AFL-CIO blog, Damon Silver's reflections on Pope Francis' address to Congress. Silvers is not a Catholic, but he understands this pope better than any of the commentators they had on EWTN this past week. 

Lastly, Happy Feast Day to me and to all the other Michaels, Gabriels and Raphaels out there!

 


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