ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – Prominent Italian economist mocks Pope Francis’ encyclical All brothers as “not at all inspired by the thought of St. Francis of Assisi, but rather by the satirical novel Utopia by St. Thomas More. “
“But St. Thomas More,”
Speech in Rome on Wednesday at a conference called “Poveri Tutti” (All Beggars) – a title parodying Francis All brothers – Tedeschi argues that “economics is not a science” and “economics is just a tool that should serve to meet human needs.”
However, “for this very reason, it can be used not to satisfy them, but rather for horror and influence,” he said.
Artificial utopias against the kingdom of God
When the economy is used for “political” purposes, it may be tempted to create utopias. If the economy is used for “moral” purposes and invents utopias that are included in the Church’s teaching, there is a risk that these utopias will turn into heresies.
All this is in stark contrast to that of Pope Benedict Charity in truthwhich teaches that when things don’t work, the tools should not be changed, but the human heart. If, instead of converting man, the Church offers utopias, we can expect to become “All beggars” – both economically and spiritually.
Juan Miguel Montes, director of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), Rome, who is organizing the conference, told Church Militant that “Poveri Tutti hopes to expose both the absurdities and dangers of All brothers. “
Economically, it will turn us all into beggars – socialist utopianism demonstrates this enough.
“The encyclical is accused of indulging in complete fantasy, trying to create an artificial utopia as a substitute for the Kingdom of God. This is absurd and dangerous because history teaches us that such attempts have always failed catastrophically, as a result of which utopias, but in the gulags, “Montes warned.
“Theologically, this can lead to doctrinal heresies if it presupposes the denial and / or contempt of private property based on the Seventh and Tenth Commandments. It will economically turn us all into beggars – socialist utopianism demonstrates this enough,” he said.
In an earlier article, Tedeschi explained how reading Pope Francis’ encyclical reminded him of the fictional world presented by St. Thomas More, “in which private property is abolished, citizens have neither goods nor money, everything is shared and the very idea of trade is obsolete. “
“All religions are welcome on the island, but the most widespread cult is nature,” and “the divinity identified with nature is Mithras, dear to the Gnostics,” Tedeschi said.
“Pope Francis only mentions St. Francis in his encyclical, but celebrates Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King – thus focusing on changing structures, not on personal conversion,” Tedeschi said.
Dangers of eco-theology
Other speakers at the Poverty Tuti conference warned Catholics of the dangers of Pope Francis’ environmental theology.
Ricardo Cassioli, editor-in-chief of La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, strikes Francis for plagiarizing the environmental leitmotif of the left, which defends the environment.
“This ecology presupposes an anthropological turn, which consists in the fact that one thinks in a larger ‘living community’, thus losing one’s ontological specificity,” Cassioli complained.
He explained that even in the Catholic world, “environmental imbalances have long been blamed on Judeo-Christian anthropocentrism, accusing it of justifying the plunder of land resources that instead belong to all beings,” he said.
In fact, this is a distorted view of Catholic thought. Recognizing that man is the pinnacle of creation, the only living being created in the image and likeness of God, means above all that the key to balance lies in the relationship between man and God. When this connection is lived properly, according to Christian revelation, the connection with the rest of creation also becomes strong.
Other speakers at the conference dug up the economic misconceptions encouraged by the current pontificate.
The only way for everyone to be equal is for everyone to be poor – all poor, all equal.
Professor Julio Loredo, director of the TFP in Milan, explained how communism was created to cause laziness:
Outside the privileged few of nomenclature, no one has the right to better well-being in accordance with the systemic quantitative and qualitative increase of commitment. This is due to the totalitarian principle of equality: No one can have more than the other so as not to produce some kind of “alienation”. And the only way for everyone to be equal is for everyone to be poor – all poor, all equal.
This egalitarianism is the key to understanding Pope Francis’ last encyclical and possibly the international event, Francesco’s Economy, starting tomorrow. Poverty is the means. The goal is egalitarianism.
This glorification of idleness is characteristic of socialism and communism, not of Christian civilization and the social doctrine of the Church.
Criticizes economist Stefano Fontana All brothers for the abuse of the notion of “brotherhood”, arguing that its use as a means of interreligious dialogue in the Abu Dhabi Declaration had led to a radical disruption of the Church’s social doctrine.
Leading intellectuals are increasingly critical of Pope Francis because of his left-wing economic and political positions.
In an interview Monday, writer Mario Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010, described Pope Francis as a “Peronist.”
“For many Latinos like me, he is a pope who supports the far left,” Llosa told La Stampa.
“There are many of us who think that way. Today, the Catholic Church no longer has the influence it once had, and I don’t think this pope will have much of an impact. I think the experience of a Peronist pope will be fleeting and that once The church will restore its true conservative tradition, “Llosa said.
More than 500 people attended the conference, which was moderated by Federico Catani of the Italian TFP, who warned of the utopian vision of All brothers and Francesco’s Economics, leading to dystopia. Katani alerted the public about the “Great Reset”, which was designed under the guise of the Wuhan virus pandemic.
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