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Social encyclical delayed again - WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS FORCES A NEW LOOK

Caritatas in Veritate, the long-awaited social encyclical, was due to make its appearance in April. Early in February, Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi , the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, told the Zenit news agency that the encyclical, which has been expected for over a year, would handle the same themes advance by Pope Paul VI in Populorum Progressio.

But later in the month, during a meeting with priests of the Diocese of Rome on February 26, Pope Benedict XVI revealed that the publication of the encyclical has been set back again, so that the text can be amended to take into account the current worldwide economic crisis. Unless the encyclical deals "competently with the economic reality, it cannot be credible, " he said. We "must denounce" the global economic system, the Pope said, "with courage, but also in concrete terms, because moralizing will not help if it is not supported by an understanding of reality, which also will help us understand what can be done concretely to change the situation.

Pope Benedict said that greed is the basis of the economic crisis and added, "Justice cannot be created only with economic reforms, which are necessary, but it also requires the presence of just people."

Source: The Catholic Report April 2009, Page 5

Lord, you pour out blessings and lovingkindness on me before I can even ask. And you offer more than I could even conceive of asking. -King David, Psalm 21


The following is a profound news article. In it, Cardinal
Ratzinger, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the
Faith, states that Christians have the DUTY TO PROTEST the New World
Order. By Ben J. Verdina


Listen to the Vatican.


(This article is by the ZENIT News Agency as published by EWTN News.)

16-Sep-2000 -- ZENIT News Agency

ROME, SEPT. 15, 2000 (ZENIT.org),- The so-called U.N. Millennium
Summit, the largest gathering of heads of State and government in
history, held in New York from September 6-8, reflected on the role
this international organization should play and the reforms that must
be made to fulfil its mission of peace and defense of human rights.

Now, the voice of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is raised in reflection
on the United Nations' role in this new millennium.
Following the failure of Marxism and the obvious limitations of the
liberal model, the "New World Order" emerges, increasingly referred
to by the U.N. and international conferences,
Cardinal Ratzinger
points out in today's issue of the Italian newspaper "Avvenire."

Meetings, such as the one on Population held in Cairo in 1994, and on
Woman in Beijing in 1995, have clearly revealed "a real and proper
philosophy of the new man and new world," the cardinal explained.

Reduce the Guests at the Common Table "A philosophy of this kind no
longer has the utopian burden that characterized the Marxist dream,"
he clarified. "On the contrary, it is very realistic, in as much as
it sets limits to the means available for reaching it and recommends,
for example, without by so doing attempting to justify itself, not
being concerned with the care of those who are no longer productive
or who can no longer hope for a determined quality of life."

This philosophy, the Cardinal says, "no longer hopes that men, used
to wealth and well-being, will be disposed to make the necessary
sacrifices to attain a general welfare, but rather proposes
strategies to reduce the number of guests at the table of humanity,
so that the presumed happiness they have attained will not be

Woman Against Woman "The peculiarity of this new anthropology, which
should be at the base of the New World Order, is evident especially
in the image of woman, in the ideology of "Women's Empowerment," born
from the Beijing Conference. The objective of this ideology is
woman's fulfilment. However, the principal obstacles to her
fulfilment are the family and maternity," the cardinal revealed.

"Because of this," the Bavarian cardinal said, reflecting on the
positions of U.N. agencies, "Woman must be liberated especially of
what characterizes her, namely, her feminine specificity. This must
be annulled before a 'Gender equity' and 'equality,' before an
indistinct and uniform human being, in whose life sexuality has no
other meaning than a voluptuous drug, that can be used without any

Eclipse of "Philosophy of Love" "In the fear of maternity that has
taken hold of a great part of our contemporaries, there is at stake
something that is even more profound: in the end, the other is always
an antagonist who deprives us of a part of life, a threat to our self
and our free development," Cardinal Ratzinger clarified.

"Today there is no longer a 'philosophy of love,' but only
a 'philosophy of selfishness.' It is precisely here that people are
deceived. In fact, at the moment they are advised not to love, they
are advised, in the final analysis, not to be human. For this reason,
at this stage of the development of the new image of the new world,
Christians -- and not just them but in any case even more than
others -- have the duty to protest,
" the Cardinal concluded.

Lord, you pour out blessings and lovingkindness on me before I can even ask. And you offer more than I could even conceive of asking. -King David, Psalm 21

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