Friday, September 25, 2015

Capitalism Game

Each quote below was said by a particular Pope.  Guess which one said each.

“The Church’s social doctrine adopts a critical attitude towards both liberal capitalism and Marxist collectivism.

“It is lawful for a man to hold private property [he] should not consider his material possessions as his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.”

“Both capitalism and Marxism promised to point out the path for the creation of just structures, and they declared that these, once established, would function by themselves; they declared that not only would they have no need of any prior individual morality, but that they would promote a communal morality. And this ideological promise has been proved false.

“The Marxist solution has failed, but the realities of marginalization and exploitation remain in the world, especially the Third World, as does the reality of human alienation, especially in the more advanced countries. Against these phenomena the Church strongly raises her voice.”

“Power becomes particularly irresistible when exercised by those who, because they hold and control money, are able also to govern credit and determine its allotment, for that reason supplying, so to speak, the lifeblood to the entire economic body, and grasping, as it were, in their hands the very soul of production, so that no one dare breathe against their will."

“Although decisively condemning “socialism,” the church, since Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, has always distanced itself from capitalistic ideology, holding it responsible for grave social injustices.”

“Working men have been surrendered, isolated and helpless, to the hard-heartedness of employers and the greed of unchecked competition [and] a small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the teeming masses of laboring poor a yoke little better than that of slavery itself.

ANSWERS: John Paul II, Leo XIII, Benedict XVI, John Paul II, Pope Pius XI, John Paul II, 

NONE of the above were said by Pope Francis, but all were said by his predecessors

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