Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pope One World Government

I'll post more on Caritas in Veritate as I get the time. Here is a good start.

Newspapers, blogs, talk-shows on radio and television are full of discussion over Pope Benedict XVI's supposed call for a "new world order" or a "one-world government." These ideas are, however, neither based in reality nor a clear reading of the Pope's latest encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, the release of which yesterday spawned the heated discussion.

The Pope actually speaks directly against a one-world government, and, as would be expected from those who have read his previous writings, calls for massive reform of the United Nations. Confusion seems to have come from paragraph 67 of the encyclical, which has some choice pull-quotes which have spiced the pages of the world's news, from the New York Times to those of conspiracy theorist bloggers seeing the Pope as the Anti-Christ.

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Moonshadow said...

of conspiracy theorist bloggers seeing the Pope as the Anti-Christ.

This is the last thing we need. Boy!

Just another instance of the prejudice which enables non-Catholics to dismiss the Pope's opinions out of hand.

Barbara C. said...

I'm not sure that "Get Religion" really "got" the errors being touted by the main-stream media, but someone over there did point out that the MSM is so scared of dealing with anything to do with theology that they settle for taking quotes about politics and economics out of context.