My colleague Fr. Tom Reese, S.J. (still getting used to calling Fr. Reese a colleague but I sure like the sound of it!) has a new post up about the mind of Papa Francesco, focusing on the new pope's views about economics and capitalism. I am wondering what our friends at the Acton institute make of this? The unbridled capitalism and globalization that they like to champion does not seem to have captured Papa Francesco's heart. It is vital that the Church, which has stood as a bulwark in the face of a variety of tyrannies through the centuries, is willing to stare down the tyranny of money in our world today. Even if it gives Fr. Sirico a fit.
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