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Pope Sounds Like Michael Moore on Capitalism

by Jerry Bader

This is disappointing on so many levels. First, this sounds like a call for socialism. But more important is this; as leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis should be encouraging those who have to give with their own hearts to those that do not. One of the most frustrating things to me is that liberals invoke Christianity when arguing for government redistribution of wealth. Christ taught that we are to give to the poor. Directly. The notion that Pope Francis believes "wealth equality" is Christ's calling is disappointing to say the least.

And as for the ripping on capitalism. The more people earn, the more they give charitably. It's sad that Pope Francis didn't encourage those of means to give to the poor. Instead, he chose to rip the system that creates wealth that the wealthy can share with the poor.