Pope: Move away from ‘a god called money’

Is there a god called Money in the Mumbai Church.A number of complaints made regarding financial irregularities have not been attended to. Tracks of lands have been sold without any Charity Commissioners approval .Clean chits have been given to persons and the investigating authorities are given promotions for the good work.
Properties have been given on lease without the laity being informed.
Recently a tenanted flat owned by a former High Court Judge was surrendered to the Church.Who is the new occupant of the said flat? Will the Mumbai Church please clarify whether the said person is a Roman Catholic?
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Pope Francis: Spoke of money as 'an idol'Pope Francis has made one of his strongest attacks on the global economic system, saying it could no longer be based on a “god called money” and urged the unemployed to fight for work.

Francis, at the start of a day-long trip to the Sardinian capital, Cagliari, put aside his prepared text at a meeting with unemployed workers, including miners in hard hats, and improvised for nearly 20 minutes.

“I find suffering here … It weakens you and robs you of hope,” he said. “Excuse me if I use strong words, but where there is no work there is no dignity.”

The Pope discarded his prepared speech after listening to Francesco Mattana, a 45-year-old married father of three who lost his job with an alternative energy company four years ago.

His voice trembling, he told the Pope that unemployment “oppresses you and wears you out to the depths of your soul”.

The crowd of about 20,000 people in a square near the city port chanted what Francis called a prayer for “work, work, work”.

Francis, who later celebrated Mass for some 300,000 people outside the city’s cathedral, told them: “We don’t want this globalised economic system which does us so much harm. Men and women have to be at the centre [of an economic system] as God wants, not money.”

“The world has become an idolator of this god called money,” he said, making clear that his assessment was not limited to just Sardinia.

“It is not a problem of Italy and Europe… It is the consequence of a world choice, of an economic system that brings about this tragedy, an economic system that has at its centre an idol which is called money.”

While Benedict, Francis’s predecessor, also called for changes to economic systems, he was more likely to use intellectual language.

Francis ended his speech with a prayer asking God to “give us work and teach us to fight for work”. He said he did not want the crowd to see him as a smiling “cordial manager of the Church who comes here and says to you ‘have courage’.”

Francis brought tears to the eyes of some in the crowd when he told his own family’s story of emigration from Italy to Argentina and how they lost everything in the Great Depression.

“I was not born yet, but as a child I remember hearing talk of this suffering.”

He said globalisation had brought with it a culture where the weakest in society suffered the most and often, those on the fringes “fall away”, including the elderly, who he said were victims of a “hidden euthanasia” caused by neglect of those no longer considered productive.

“To defend this economic culture, a throwaway culture has been installed. We throw away grandparents, and we throw away young people. We have to say no to his throwaway culture. We want a just system that helps everyone,” he said.

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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One Response to Pope: Move away from ‘a god called money’

  1. As I have said before Pope Francis is slowly but surely going about his ministry of trying to make shepherds out of wolves

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