A Student of History

January 8, 2008

Another great message from the Vatican

Filed under: Simple Living,The world today — John Maass @ 12:58 pm

On Sunday, Pope B16 had some more remarks on the state of the world today and how people live in it as if it were a contest to collect the most stuff.

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday criticized a world with luxury for a few and poverty for many and called for moderate lifestyles to ensure fair distribution of wealth amid a scramble for natural resources.

“One cannot say that globalization is synonymous with world order — it’s the opposite,” Benedict said in his homily in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the Catholic feast day of the Epiphany.

“The conflicts for economic supremacy, and the scramble for energy and water resources and raw materials render difficult the work of all those who strive to construct a more just and united world,” Benedict said.

“We need a greater hope, which allows us to prefer the common good of all to the luxury of few and the poverty of many,” the pontiff said.

Note he does not call for governmental “distribution of wealth,” but asks instead that people exercise moderation instead.

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